LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — According to the CDC, about 20% of adults in the U.S. are suffering from chronic pain. While the desire to end the pain is universal, the way people seek treatment is not.
In this week's Nevada Built, 13 Action News anchor, Todd Quinones, shows us a company that is championing a nontraditional method.
Finding a pathway to a pain-free life isn't always an easy journey for people who endure chronic pain.
"We use electricity to treat pain in your body, so we're cleared for the FDA for all sorts of pain," said Shawn Vance, General Manager at RST Sanexas.
The company builds devices that deliver electrical frequencies to the body to try to block pain messages to the brain.
"We utilize the placements to communicate with each other on the body," Vance said. "So it creates a field into your body, not just one spot versus this spot, it actually creates a complete field into your body."
Vance says the treatment isn't meant to provide a cure, but rather a treatment to reduce pain and to improve patients' quality of life.
"We want to get people off of drugs, opioids, the opioid pandemic," he said.
SOLD AROUND THE WORLD
After building the devices at their office near Sunset Road and Las Vegas Boulevard, RST Senexas ships them out to clients throughout the U.S. and overseas, which include physical rehab and pain management centers.
Vance says this system's MSRP is $49,500. They sell around 200 of them a year. Despite the demand, Vance is aware of the cynics out there who prefer other ways to treat pain.
"In Europe, this kind of treatment is more accepted than it is here," Vance said. "We're trying to change that."
This Nevada Built company has been around since the 90s. Today, they employ 15 people.