Chronic pain is more prevalent than ever before. With more than 20% of Americans dealing with long-term pain, chances are good that you or someone you know is struggling.
Being in pain is bad enough – there is the physical discomfort, of course, but it takes a toll on your mental health as well. It’s understandable that the prospect of another day of pain would affect your mood for the worse. There is an undeniable link between chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and even insomnia; it is a vicious cycle.
Adding insult to injury is the financial burden that pain sufferers often face. You want respite from your pain, so you spend money on treatment after treatment, seeking one that will finally bring you relief. Or perhaps you’ve consulted with multiple doctors and tried a variety of therapies, each one adding to a mounting pile of medical debt.
What makes treatment for chronic pain so expensive? Many people have co-pays for doctor appointments, physical therapy, and prescriptions, as well as hefty out-of-pocket expenses for surgeries or diagnostic scans. Even when co-pays and out-of-pocket payments for appointments and treatments are relatively small individually, they add up over time. Chronic pain is just that – chronic – and these payments snowball over time.
Looking at the country as a whole, the estimated cost of chronic pain is “$560 billion to $635 billion per year, composed of direct health care costs ($261 billion to $300 billion), days of work missed ($11.6 billion to $12.7 billion), and lower wages ($190.6 billion to $226.3 billion.) The cost of pain [is] more than that of heart disease and cancer treatments.” Clearly, pain can be devastating to your financial health as well as your physical and mental wellbeing.
In addition to the direct costs of seeking and receiving treatment, many people who suffer from chronic pain have to take time off of work, or even change their career altogether. Says one woman interviewed for an article in Marie Claire, “At one point I wanted to be a journalist, but there’s no way I could work those long hours.” The emotional cost of missing out on the life you want to lead cannot be quantified.
Chronic pain also bears the psychological cost of a disrupted social life. It may be that your pain, anxiety, and depression have removed all the joy from social gatherings. Maybe you’re watching your budget so closely, to pay for your medical expenses, that you can’t afford a night out with friends. Whatever the reason – it’s as personal and unique as the pain itself – the inability to have a carefree social life is immensely taxing.
But there is good news for chronic pain sufferers: you don’t have to accept the physical, mental, and financial burden anymore. There is a better way to treat your pain.
Alpha-Stim Can Ease The Burden
Alpha-Stim® is an FDA cleared medical device that has been proven by over 100 clinical research studies to safely and effectively treat chronic pain. Results are long-lasting and often immediate, thanks to unique Smart Probes that deliver relief directly to the site of your pain. Better still, Alpha-Stim also treats the anxiety and depression that often accompany chronic pain.
What makes Alpha-Stim so special? First and foremost, it is not a drug, so there is no risk of addiction or lasting side effects. And unlike with medications, results with Alpha-Stim are cumulative over time. The more you use it, the better you’ll feel, and the less you’ll need it. This is a stark contrast to many pain medications, which require you to increase your dosage over time to reap the same level of benefit.
Then, of course, there is the financial aspect. The Alpha-Stim M has a one-time cost of $1,195 (financing is available!) Your purchase comes with everything you need, right out of the box. You can treat your pain as frequently as you’d like, without paying a co-pay or taking time off work to drive to a doctor’s office. There is no costly prescription to refill on a regular basis.
How does that $1,195 truly break down? If you use your Alpha-Stim on a daily basis for one year, it’s an investment of $100 per month. Use it for five years, and you’re down to a cost of under $20 per month. In comparison, how much are you spending per month right now to treat your chronic pain? And how well is it working?
Patients rave about their success with Alpha-Stim; one veteran even avoided the amputation of both of his legs once he discovered its effectiveness. And even though many people find that they can discontinue their medications once they start treating with Alpha-Stim (always check with your doctor before making any changes), it is safe to use in conjunction with other treatment modalities.
If you’re hesitant to open your wallet for yet another treatment for your pain, we understand. That’s why we encourage you to try Alpha-Stim for 30 days. If it doesn’t work for you, you can send it back.
Chronic pain can drain your energy, your mental health, and your bank account – but you can take charge. Get started today and see how Alpha-Stim can help you live your life on your terms.
Alpha-Stim is an FDA cleared, handheld medical device that has been proven time and again to effectively treat acute, post-traumatic, and chronic pain, as well as anxiety, insomnia, and depression. Alpha-Stim uses cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES), delivered through a patented waveform via two earclip electrodes, to treat anxiety, insomnia, and depression. Microcurrent electrical therapy (MET) delivers pain relief directly to the source of discomfort via two handheld Smart Probes.