PHN and microcurrent treatment

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Has anyone tried micro-current as a treatment for their PHN? I was referred by my doc to a Cleveland Clinic physician trained in this treatment and it sure "sounds" like a it'll work. Hoping to hear someone with long term PHN being treated and finding relief. I met the CC doc last week for first of several treatments, and heard this was developed here and local docs are being trained for the help of their patients. I did some Google searches and it sounds great. I just hope and pray after 7 years of this .... well I hesitate to say any more after so many let downs.

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    No, I haven't, but there are many different types of invasive or moderately invasive treatments offered for PHN. From what I've heard, it's almost a coin toss as to whether it works. I've read a little about it online and it's actually non-invasive. However, the effects seem to vary with patients and may be short-lived. I see it's been around for quite a while, at least since 2006. But it does make me wonder if it's so effective, why isn't it more widely used?

    I hope you hear from someone who's tried it. It's not a choice I'd make, but as I am not interested in it, my opinion really shouldn't matter. Good luck.

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    My Pain management specialist talked about it but said it is not a permanent solution.

    I dont think there are any permanet solutions. Stem cell therapy is not recommended by doctors who havent tried it.

    I am Lyrica 150x2 ( but I take 75 mg x2) Ultracet 1x2 aand 2 other antidepressants that I don't take. He recommended daily IFT ( 4 electrodes and current for nerve stimulation phsiotherapy for 15 days and then on alternate days which had reduced it to 50% level.

    I have had it for almost 2 years on my chest and back RHS a strip of almost 4 inches from mis chest to the spine almost.

    I could not wear a shirt as it gave an unbearable burning sensation . So I made a plastic shield from front to back resting on my right shoulder. It worked well for me and now I am wearing a shirt with the right arm modified though there is some plastic jutting out which makes me look like a humpback but I don't care.

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    I believe you are referring to IFT and TENS. It is harmless and may work for you. I am doing it regularly but can't say there is a substantial gain. Anyway I have bought the machines and do it at home. Don't do it in the front part of your chest especially not above the heart. Research well.

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