Stivax, (pronounced Steevax) is a small battery powered electronic device can be fitted under the collar line. Virtually painless, through a titanium tipped array a randomized and varying series of low frequency electrical impulses are delivered to specific nerves (generally an outpatient procedure). The initial application is designed to immediately mitigate pain and provide early relief.
Before the procedure the physician will determine the correct peripheral nerve access points for the array placement. Each treatment phase will last approximately 20 days, common protocol will be 3 phases over a total of 60 days. Stivax is water resistant and generally will not affect your normal routine. You may be scheduled for several follow up visists so the physician can check your progress, comfort, and adjust the output of the device.
Randomized, controlled studies indicate that the majority of patients describe at least 50% reduction in pain and further accumulation of pain reduction in subsequent months. Some patients, having solely relied upon narcotic drug therapies, have able to discontinue the use of these conventional medicines.