Accession Number:

ADA558314

Title:

Achievements for Developing a Technology to Manage Post-Traumatic Pain With Ultrasound Neuromodulation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 8 Jun-3 Dec 2011

Corporate Author:

SYNSONIX LLC TEMPE AZ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-01-03

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The objective of this effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of using ultrasound induced neuromodulation to manage pain. SynSonix, LLC has been developing ultrasound neuromodulation UNMOD to noninvasively stimulate neural circuitry. Pain management for acute traumas is generally accomplished with narcotics, which is less than ideal in a battlefield scenario as they severely effect cognitive abilities and have other unwanted side effects such as respiratory depression. Our technology of peripheral ultrasound neuromodulation PUNMOD offers several advantages over narcotics and current methods of neurostimulation. PUNMOD has the potential to be highly portable as a battlefield analgesic and has the advantage of leaving the patients cognitive abilities intact. In addition PUNMOD does not carry with it the risk of abuse or the need for the surveillance that is associated with pharmaceutical analgesics.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE