Soin Neuroscience has been getting tremendous results from its early-stage human proof of concept studies for its Spinal Cord Stimulator. The recent news of positive results for 20 patients has taken Soin Neuroscience real close to a life-changing invention.
All but 1 of the tested patients got their pain dropped down to 0 (100% relief), and the 1 patient got 88% relief from chronic spinal cord pain. With these results, the Soin Neuroscience Spinal Cord Stimulator is all set to redefine chronic pain treatment and make life easier and less painful for millions of people. While these results are very encouraging, the device is under investigation, not FDA approved yet, and still needs further testing. “We have come up with an innovative approach which has several advantages that we feel will translate to better results than the current standard”, noted Dr Amol Soin, an Inventor of the device.
Where did the idea of the Spinal Cord Stimulator begin from?
Chronic pain linked to the spinal cord affects millions of people and occurs due to compression on the spinal nerves or other disease-related nerve damage. Over the past century, a lot of efforts have been made to find solutions that can help people fighting the pain. However, only a few solutions can yet compare to the results that the initial trials Soin Neuroscience has delivered.
Interventional pain management physician Dr. Amol Soin, the founder and CEO of Soin Neuroscience, is an inventor of this new approach to Spinal Cord Stimulation. He has first-handedly experienced the opioid crisis in Ohio and how the crisis affected people’s lives. Ohio has been crippled with the opioid crisis and overdose deaths have passed motor vehicle accidents as the most common cause of death in young people. “We need better options to treat pain, and this led me to try new approaches in my lab.” Dr Soin said.
Dr Amol Soin has been helping people alleviate their pain for years and his experience led him into inventing the stimulator after noticing that current technology is not able to achieve the results he felt it should..
What is the Spinal Cord Stimulator and how will it help?
Before knowing about the stimulator, you must know the cycle of pain. Nerve or back pain starts when the brain cells receive a signal from the nerve cells. However, if this signal is interfered in between, you will not feel pain.
The Stimulator leverages this concept for your benefit.
Spinal Cord Stimulation is a medical device that uses electrical wires known as leads to treat chronic pain. These leads are placed into the spine in an area called the epidural space.
These are then used to deliver electrical stimulation to the spine to minimize the perception of pain to the patient. “For decades, similar types of electrical pulse waves have been used with results of 50 – 80% pain reduction. We need to be striving for 80 – 100% relief in order for this therapy to have long term durability. While it clearly may not be practical to get complete 100% pain relief all time, that should be the goal. Our device uses a different approach that appears to demonstrate a large improvement in pain relief with patients achieving results much better than the current standard.” Dr Soin said.
The stimulator device is powered by a small generator. The generator and leads are connected to an external control box that you can use to deliver electrical impulses of energy into the nerves when you feel pain.
This disrupts the pain signals that would otherwise travel to the brain. It is aimed at eventually controlling or helping you get rid of chronic pain.
What does the future look like?
Soin Neuroscience hopes their new device will be on the market within a few years. These results are from an early-stage proof of concept study and more large-scale trials are need. It will take a few years to get all the FDA approvals to launch this product.
The results are a big step in the journey to the final approval. “It was really rewarding to come up with a new approach and actually test it on people with significant results. I look forward to continuing to move this science forward”, Dr Soin noted.
If these results continue to be demonstrated in large multicenter trials, Soin Neuroscience will be a positive disruptive force that will redefine chronic pain treatment as we know it.
Pictured Above: Dr Amol Soin in the patient testing lab inside Soin Neuroscience
Want to know more or get connected to Dr. Soin about the invention?
Email Amol Soin at firstname.lastname@example.org