Running from Withdrawal
Many people keep taking opioids because they fear opioid withdrawal symptoms that include:
But what’s even more concerning is the longer you wait to reduce or eliminate opioids, the greater the risk for more serious complications, including:
The Freedom to Overcome Withdrawal Your Way
The Sparrow Therapy System gives you the freedom to overcome withdrawal anytime, anywhere — at work, the grocery store, the park, or as you go about many of your daily activities. And it gives you the flexibility to personalize therapy based on your needs and comfort level.
How Opioids Affect The Brain
Long-term use of opioids can be dangerous. It can cause changes to the brain that affect your mood, impulse control, motivation, and feelings of reward or pleasure. Over time, the opioid receptors in the brain change. They need more and more opioids to achieve the same effect. The opioid receptors become dependent on the drug to function correctly. If you stop taking the drug, you may become physically sick, also known as withdrawal.
How a Sparrow Tackles the 800-Pound Gorilla of Withdrawal
Fortunately, your brain can produce its own opioids, called endorphins. Endorphins are neurochemicals released in the brain that fill the opioid receptors. When the receptors are filled, a signal is sent to release another neurochemical called dopamine, which can help with pain-relief and control withdrawal.
We’re Dedicated to the Science
At Spark Biomedical, we want to provide an easy, safe, and effective path forward so you can overcome fear, heal from withdrawal, and achieve a better quality of life, free of opioid dependence. We built The Sparrow Therapy System upon a solid history of neurostimulation therapy. We then applied over 150 years of our own combined neurostimulation and medical device expertise to advance the level of care through an evidencebased approach, and are committed to making ongoing investments in engineering and clinical neuroscience to advance the therapy even further — beyond opioid withdrawal.