Fighting the Opioid Epidemic with Wireless Pain Relief
Updated: Oct 21, 2020
The United States, which has one of the best healthcare systems in the world, is dealing with one of the worst drug crises ever documented. In a week, more than 900 people die from an opioid-related overdose. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 1,000 people are treated in emergency departments for misusing prescription opioids every day. The CDC estimates the total economic burden of prescription opioid misuse in the U.S. is $78.5 billion a year, including the cost of health care, lost productivity, addiction treatment and criminal justice involvement. This crisis is not only affecting public health, but also the social welfare, economic welfare and national security of our country. Invictus Healthcare System is fighting against this epidemic by providing cutting-edge technology to eliminate pain, instead of prescribing opioids.
Invictus Healthcare System not only saw this as a nationwide issue but a local one as well. The state ranks second in the nation for addiction-related problems and is losing around 1,000 lives per year due to overdoses. Chronic pain debilitates and limits people from having a normal life. Our providers are passionate about taking care of the patient’s needs in the most beneficial way possible, which is why they are ahead of the curve on the newest, most innovative way to treat pain.
Stimwave is a pain management system utilizing a nerve stimulation device that can be controlled wirelessly by the patient. With this short minimally invasive procedure, a patient can dramatically lessen or completely eliminate the need for pain control drugs such as opioids. Invictus Healthcare System has providers who are specifically trained for the implantation of the device and are seeing great results with the patients who have begun using Stimwave technology.
Help us fight the opioid epidemic in our state by encouraging the people in your life to look into alternative options at Invictus Healthcare System.