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The Gate Theory has spawned an increasingly multi-dimensional approach to pain management.
A useful framework for understanding some of the more specific mechanisms of pain perception is the Gate Theory of Melzack and Wall, first formulated in the 1960s.
According to the Gate Theory, messages from receptors sensitive to noxious input travel along certain nerve fibers into various transmitting cells in the spinal cord.
The PSF[TM] technology relies on the Gate theory for pain reduction which inhibits the transmission of pain signals to the brain, making treatments more tolerable and thus, improving outcomes," said Nicole M.