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Easing Withdrawal With The Innovative Bridge Device

Easing Withdrawal With The Innovative Bridge Device

You’ve tried so many times to quit. Each time, the withdrawal and detox process was simply too much, and the only way to get relief was through using again. And this cycle just seems never-ending, making you feel like you’re imprisoned by your substance use disorder.

The odds are good that the nearly 20 million other Americans with a substance use disorder feel the same way.

One of the primary goals here at NAD in Georgia is to help patients find freedom from their substance use disorder, and this starts with getting through withdrawal. While medications can certainly ease withdrawal symptoms, Dr. Krishna Doniparthi offers alternative therapies, namely an innovative device called the NSS-2 Bridge

Here’s a look at how this device can bridge the gap to a clean and sober you.

The withdrawal hurdle

The bridge therapy we’re discussing here is designed to help with opioid use disorders, so we’re ing on the withdrawal symptoms in this category.

When people withdraw from opioids, the symptoms are often quite severe during the first few days, and they include:

  • Body aches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Watery eyes
  • Yawning
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Anxiety
  • Gastrointestinal upset

This list isn’t comprehensive, but it gives you an idea about just how uncomfortable it can be to detox from opioids, especially during the first few days when side effects are strongest.

Getting over the withdrawal hurdle

One of the big objectives in addiction therapy is to help people get over the withdrawal hump more easily. We’ve had some good success with medication-assisted treatments, which ease withdrawal symptoms without feeding the addiction. 

While medications are effective, we understand why some people aren’t keen on relying on more drugs to help them get past their drug addiction.

That’s why we’re excited to offer the NSS-2 Bridge device, which is a noninvasive way to ease opioid withdrawal symptoms without using narcotics.

This device is called a neurostimulator, and you wear it just behind your ear. The bridge emits electrical impulses through four leads that stimulate certain cranial and occipital nerves in your head, which offsets withdrawal symptoms.

You wear the bridge device for up to five days during your initial detox period, at which point withdrawal symptoms should ease and you can work on longer-term recovery efforts.

This device is cleared by the FDA, which means it’s been through some trials. In one study of 73 patients who were going through opioid withdrawal, the bridge provided a 31% reduction in symptoms in under 30 minutes. 

The bridge is a short-term device, and we can still prescribe therapies that deal with longer-term withdrawal issues, such as brain restoration therapy using NAD.

If you want to learn more about how the bridge can help you finally break free from your addiction, contact us at our office in Alpharetta, Georgia, to schedule a consultation.

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