Tech devices to treat chronic pain could curb opioid use

Story excerpt provided by CNBC.

Written by Alexandra Ossola.

In 2014 radio producer Coy Dean was at a promotional event in Greenville, North Carolina, when he had a stroke. The 48-year-old couldn’t move the left side of his body, and even as he started to recover, his joints were painful, especially his shoulder…

…Scientists and entrepreneurs saw an opportunity in the $635 billion pain market to create an alternative in the form of devices. “Pain specialists are looking for new solutions to treat pain, for alternatives to opioids and to more invasive and expensive surgeries,” said Maria Bennett, president, CEO and founder of SPR Therapeutics, the company that makes the SPRINT device that helped relieve Dean’s shoulder pain…

Click here to read the complete article, and read more in the Huffington Post.

Originally published January 5, 2017.

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