The placement of electrodes is critical to the success of the therapy. As such, we use an intuitive head cap that enables a reproducible electrode placement to targeted locations on the scalp. The excitatory stimulation is delivered to the motor area, while the contralateral supraorbital area undergoes inhibitory stimulation. The side of excitatory stimulation is governed by (a) handedness and (b) pain origin so that the anode is positioned over the dominant hemisphere or contralaterally to the side of local pain as demonstrated in Figure 1.
Figure 1. Electrodes placement in Sooma Pain Therapy is dependant on (a) handedness and (b) pain origin.
Sooma Pain Therapy is intended for patients suffering from chronic pain such as Fibromyalgia and chronic neuropathic pain. The patient may undergo simultaneous treatments, to which Sooma Pain Therapy is added on.
A wide variety of healthcare service providers may benefit from Sooma Pain Therapy. The therapy is well-suited as a first line treatment delivered by a primary care physician or a family doctor. Moreover, Sooma Pain Therapy can add significant value to the toolbox of a university hospital.