The results of early-stage human proof of concept studies for the Spinal Cord Stimulator by Soin Neuroscience in patients who suffer from chronic low back pain are out. 20 patients were part of this study and all but 1 of the tested patients got their pain dropped down to 0 (100% relief).
The remaining 1 patient on the other hand got 88% relief from chronic low back pain. With such amazing results, Soin Neuroscience is close to redefining chronic pain as we know it. The Soin Spinal Cord Stimulator is proving its effectiveness as a revolutionary invention that helps patients get free of chronic pain that most of them have been bearing for years (sometimes decades). Millions of people all over the world can potentially get life-changing benefits from the stimulator once it is approved for use. The device is currently under investigation and yet to get the FDA, CE Mark, or other regulatory approval.
“We are really encouraged from the results of our initial testing. Patients seem to be responding quite well with pain scores dropping substantially in our tested subjects “”, noted Dr Amol Soin, the Inventor of the device. Dr. Dawood Sayed, a cofounder of the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience noted that “I have seen some of the initial data, and the concept of an individualized, dynamically adaptable approach to spinal cord stimulation like Soin Neuroscience has is an interesting concept which addresses a shortfall of currently available SCS platforms on the market today”
What is the story behind the invention and what prompted Dr. Soin to develop it?
The Soin Spinal Cord Stimulator was invented by interventional pain management physician Dr. Amol Soin. His inspiration behind developing this stimulator is his first-hand experience of the opioid crisis in Ohio. He has witnessed how the crisis has affected people’s lives and how overdose deaths in Ohio surpassed motor vehicle accidents as the most common cause of death in young people.
This led him to think of a better way to deal with the crisis and help protect people’s lives. Years of research then eventually led to the Soin Neuroscience Spinal Cord Stimulator which is currently in testing. Chronic pain linked to the spinal cord is nothing new and has been affecting millions of people globally. It occurs because of compression on the spinal nerves or other disease-related damage to the spine which may lead to intractable back pain.
Doctors have been looking for solutions since forever and only a few solutions can compare to the results that the trials have brought out for Soin Neuroscience. “The innovation we have developed at SNI is a new type of stimulation paradigm that speaks directly to the nerves to hopefully better treat the pain than the current industry standard”, Dr Amol Soin said.
Renowned pain physician Dr. Kasra Amirdelfan noted that “The human nervous system is complex. The only way to achieve unprecedented pain relief is to tune the stimulation signal to speak the same ‘language’ as our nerves in an organic manner. Soin Neuroscience has pioneered this universal language to optimize pain relief for our patients well into the future.”
How does the Spinal Cord Stimulator help with chronic pain?
You must understand how back or nerve pain works to understand the working of the Soin Neuroscience Spinal Cord Stimulator. Nerve or back pain is actually the response of the body when a pain signal is sent to the brain. However, if the signal is stopped in-between, you won’t feel the pain.
This is what the stimulator does to the pain signals in the body. In the spinal cord stimulation process, electrical wires known as leads are placed into the spine in an area called the epidural space. These leads then deliver electrical stimulation to the spine that interferes with the pain signals sent to the brain. The stimulator is powered by a small generator. The combination of the generator and leads can be controlled using an external control box to deliver electrical pulse waves when you feel pain.
The use of electrical pulse waves has been used earlier with results of approximately 50-80% pain reduction. However, 80-100% relief is what should be the aim as per Dr Soin and with the results received from the initial trials, achieving that seems like a reality in the future. “Our assumption is it should be possible with the correct type of nerve stimulation paradigm and interface, we can erase the patient’s pain”, Dr Amol Soin said.
Dr. Timothy Deer, a pain management physician and researcher who is universally recognized as a key opinion leader, said that “One thing we need in our field is for researchers to continue to push the boundaries on what is possible in Neuromodulation. I look forward to seeing more data from Soin Neuroscience”
Dr Soin is working on building a future where no patient would have to suffer from chronic pain.
What’s next for the Spinal Cord Stimulator?
The FDA and regulatory approvals needed for launching the stimulator in the broad market will take time. Soin Neuroscience will now conduct more trials to understand more about the effectiveness of the stimulator.
With the initial positive results, Soin Neuroscience is a step closer to realizing the dream of a chronic pain-free future for the world. If the current benefits to patients continue to repeat in more trials, Soin Neuroscience will redefine chronic pain treatment as we know it.
Want to know more or get connected to Dr. Soin about the invention?
Email Amol Soin at email@example.com
Author – Digital Nod