The 50 million Americans who suffer from chronic pain will soon have a drug-free alternative to provide relief.
Soovu Labs, which is on a mission to transform chronic pain treatment without drugs, launched Soovu Wearable Pain Relief, a unique “therable” (wearable medical device and app) to treat chronic pain.
According to Chuck Chabal, MD and Co-Founder of Soovu Labs, “In the COVID era, pain complaints are up by 50%, as are comorbidities of anxiety, stress, and depression. The need for transformation in the management of pain has never been greater.”
With funding from the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Chabal and fellow researcher and Co-Founder Dr. Peter Dunbar developed a drug-free, wearable for on-the-go relief. These doctors discovered that pulsing high levels of heat on the skin desensitized the “TRPV1” receptor, and in so doing provided immediate and long-lasting relief of chronic pain. And published, independent clinical studies confirmed that Soovu significantly reduced chronic pain compared to a placebo device.
The Soovu companion app provides digital coaching to reduce stress and anxiety associated with pain and sends results to the cloud for machine learning for personalized treatments. The device and app uniquely address both physiological and psychological pathways to pain relief.
Soovu Labs is currently completing a round of funding to scale up production. With its launch of Soovu Wearable Pain Relief in fall 2021, the company aims to reduce the pain of millions of Americans and increase the possibilities in their lives.
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