Since the Roman Empire, electricity has been used in the field of medicine for treating pain. In the era of modern medicine, the field of neuromodulation has entered its renaissance with the introduction of novel wave forms such as HF10, burst closed loop, and noninvasive vagal nerve stimulation. This ripple effect has provided chronic pain patients with additional treatment options and challenged our current understanding of neurostimulation. Simultaneously, our society is faced with a healthcare crisis—the prescription opioid epidemic. This presentation, for all healthcare professionals in the field of pain medicine, will review the current status of the electroceutical industry as it stands to offer nonopioid and opioid sparing chronic pain treatment options. (Recorded at PAINWeek 2018)
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