What Is the Opiate Detox Bridge Device?
Innovative Health Solutions Inc., known as IHS
, was founded in 2011 with an unwavering purpose in developing technologies that provide innovative solutions and ease of use. The Bridge Device
was created by scientists and clinical researchers collaboratively, showing promise in a variety of medical applications.
The NSS-2 Bridge recently received clearance by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a medical device system specifically in the treatment of opioid detox. It is the first non-pharmaceutical, non-implantable medical device on the market today that reduces the harsh symptoms and pain that come during opiate and opioid withdrawal. Through case studies and ongoing video captures of patients using the device, it is obvious how the Bridge significantly helps reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms and the pain and discomfort they cause during drug cessation or detox.
How Does the Bridge Device Work?
Many opiate detox facilities do what they can to provide accommodations to their patients that help reduce the physical manifestations that come during the first week of their program. The body and the brain have grown accustomed to the use of opioids and in their absence, respond through painful symptomology. In simplistic terms, opioid drug addiction resets our internal balance to a level that is toxic. Hence, the word, detox.
Though there isn’t a side step to going through the cycle of cleansing from addictive substances, the Bridge Device offers a more humane way to undergo the process and, moreover, complete it.
Seeing the emotional responses from patients using the Bridge Device is nothing short of remarkable. Most show relief from their symptoms within 30 minutes of application. By identifying the neurological aspects of addictive behaviors and blocking the pain receptors that can cause the symptoms of withdrawal, the discomfort of detox is greatly lessened in sensation, as well as in its duration.
The Bridge works with cranial nerves and the occipital nerves associated with the uppermost part of the CNS (Central Nervous System).
The Bridge Device sends small electrical pulses through the skin in and around the ear directly to a neurological pathway. As a result, it stimulates the branches of Cranial Nerves V, VII, IX, X as well as trans-illuminated occipital nerves delivering relief to the body. For some, the benefits are felt just 10 minutes after the Bridge Device has been put into place and activated.
Here’s the basics:
- Electro-auricular device
- Placed behind the ear
- Sends electrical impulses to neurological pathways
- Effectively blocks pain signals
- Reduces withdrawal symptoms of opioid detox
Who Administers the Bridge Device on Patients
Only health practitioners who have been trained in its use and received certification for administering the Bridge Device to their patients are permitted to do so. There are also other criteria that must be met by the patient in order to have the opportunity to utilize this leading technology.
Continuum Recovery Center has dedicated clinicians trained and certified in the placement and management of the Bridge Device. To find out if you qualify for this opiate detox device contact our qualified opioid treatment expert.
What Types of Drugs Does the Bridge Device Help With?
With the need so great in this country to stop the opioid epidemic and the accidental overdoses from incidental and ongoing abuse, the demand for the Bridge Device is pervasive.
For people who are struggling with heroin, fentanyl, other prescription pain pills, methadone, or suboxone dependency, the Bridge Device offers a very real and sustainable answer to the opioid detox experience. This not only paves a better road to drug detox, but allows people to begin their comprehensive addiction treatment program sooner than before.
What Kind of Results Can Clients Expect from the Bridge Device?
Opioid detox with the Bridge in use can entail a two-to-five-day period of time. The device should be used in the manner that the administering clinician advises each patient – and each patient is different.
People who have been provided the device thus far have unique accounts of its benefits. When measuring detox symptoms in patients without the Bridge Device, pain and discomfort levels drastically dropped, comparatively, after being given the device and 30 minutes of use. With the minimization or elimination of detox symptoms, individuals wanting to get past opioid detox can do so effectively and more comfortably.
Can the Bridge Device Help Anyone with an Opioid Addiction?
Always defer to the guidance and recommendations of a certified Bridge Device administrator as to whether the product can be beneficial for the withdrawal effects known to be associated with opioid detox. In addition, patients are advised to provide addiction treatment clinicians a complete and honest medical history to help ensure safe use of the device.
There are other pre-existing medical conditions that can prohibit the recommended use of the device, including:
- psoriasis vulgaris
- current cardiac pacemaker implant
What Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms Does the Bridge Device Affect?
Opiate detox will affect people differently, though there are some common symptoms that present during the process.
The Bridge Device has shown to reduce or eliminate the following signs of opioid withdrawal:
- Flu-like symptoms
- Stomach ache and upset
- Tearing eyes
- Runny nose
- Muscle, bone & joint pain
- Restlessness & Tremors
How Long Do the Benefits of the Bridge Device Last?
By reviewing the noted symptoms above, and understanding that the Bridge Device reduces the instance, severity and length of time of the recurrence of these symptoms, the benefits of use are self-evident.
Other factors weighed to assess the length of use required include a patient’s current state of health, as well as the duration of the opioid addiction. The NSS-2 BRIDGE device is designed to be operational for up to 120 hours (5 days), with some periodic rest included. For most patients, this protocol is sufficient.
However, there are other benefits to Bridge Device use. Many people who have attempted opioid rehab in the past will cite the arduous detox process as the obstacle in their road to recovery. Because the device shortens the length and severity of detox, patients are better equipped to focus on other aspects of treatment, such as behavioral and holistic therapies, as well as learning healthier coping mechanisms. As patients enter into this phase of treatment, they receive the foundational tools needed to build their recovery through a more timely and favorable approach.