Chronic Pain

Combating Common Chronic Pain

The most common types of chronic pain are chronic back pain, headaches, joint pain and nerve pain. Back and headache pain are the most common types of acute and chronic pain. Chronic joint pain comes next; it is a very common condition, whether caused by different types of arthritis or by repeated trauma to joints from accidents or sports injuries. Here is a more in-depth look at chronic pain.   Chronic Back Pain In the U.S. more than 84 percent of adults will experience chronic back pain in their lives. Often occurring in the lower back, the pain may be...

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Back pain, Joint pain and Muscle Pain

What Causes Common Muscle and Joint Pain?

The main categories for muscle and joint pain include: injury, infection, autoimmune disease, stress and tension, and other conditions. Overuse injury, a common reason for pain, is created when athletes perform the same activity repeatedly without varying their routine. Muscle and joint pain can come from common infections such as the flu, or even the common cold. Stress and tension can be a reason for muscle and joint pain as well.   Exercise and hard physical labor can often be the reason for pain. Most muscle and joint pain is caused by overuse or misuse of our body. Overuse irritates...

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Pain Relief for Chronic Pain

What Are Pain Relief Choices for Chronic Pain?

In the U.S. alone, there are more than 100 million people living with chronic pain. Chronic pain occurs because of changes to the nerves or nervous system -- which keeps the nerves firing and signaling pain. Conditions such as migraines, osteoporosis, arthritis and other musculoskeletal ailments are well recognized chronic diseases. Acute pain also can transition into chronic pain if it is untreated or poorly treated. This happens when there are changes to neuroplasticity within the nervous system. The longer the pain remains untreated, the greater the risk of the body becoming to pain, and the pain becoming chronic. Medications...

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What are TENS Unit and EMS Unit?

What Is a TENS Unit?

TENS is short for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. The TENS unit is a small battery-operated device that produces pain-relieving electrical impulses. Tiny pulses are then passed from the TENS unit via the lead wires and electrodes to the nerves underneath the skin's surface. The electrodes are normally positioned around the area of pain. It is safe, easy-to-use, and a drug-free method for pain relief used by hospitals and physiotherapists for over 50 years, and now quite common to use at home as well.   What Does a Tens Unit Do?   A TENS unit usually works in two ways. First,...

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What is an EMS Unit? What are the Differences Between EMS and TENS?

What is an EMS Unit?  EMS or Electronic Muscle Stimulation is the process of causing muscle contractions using an external electrical charge or pulse, usually created by an EMS device. Stimulation of muscular tissues is utilized to cure swelling and irritation that can place a pressure on both the muscles and supporting joints. In this way, EMS devices can cause a reduction of pain and help to reestablish working muscles and joints. What Are the Differences Between EMS and TENS? The TENS unit, or Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator, and the EMS unit, can both be used to treat chronic pain....

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How does TENS relieve pain naturally?

How Does TENS Relieve Pain?

  TENS or Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation are machines with different adjustable settings to control the intensity of stimulation by controlling the low-voltage electric currents to treat pain. Electrode pads placed on the body at the site of pain deliver electricity that travels through the nerve fibers. A TENS unit is used as a safe, noninvasive, drug-free method of pain management. A TENS unit can offer a better quality of life for people with pain TENS unit relieve pain in two ways. 1. One method is called The Gate Control Theory. Soothing pulses are sent from the TENS unit through...

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How to use TENS for pain relief?

How to Use TENS for Pain Relief?

Overview TENS stands for Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. The TENS therapy is one of the most widely used forms of pain relief. By using this small, battery-operated device, a TENS Unit can block pain signals from reaching the brain and potentially reduce the need for pain medication. Because TENS are inexpensive, non-invasive, safe -- with no major side effects and no potential for toxicity -- TENS can be self-administered following simple training   How Does a TENS Unit Works? The TENS machine sends electrical current that travels through electrodes and into the skin, stimulating specific nerve pathways . This blocks...

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Things You Need to Know Before Using A TENS Unit

If you are suffering from chronic pain, inflammatory conditions or muscle spasms, you might consider using a TENS unit at home or work. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) involves the use of low-voltage electric currents to treat pain. The electrical impulses can reduce the pain signals going to the spinal cord and brain. During the stimulation, they may also produce natural body chemicals – endorphins -- which are the body’s natural painkillers. This helps relieve pain and promotes a feeling of well-being. However, before you attach the pads directly to your skin, there are a few things you should know....

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Easy@Home TENS and EMS Unit

How to choose different TENS Unit Models?

    When looking for a TENS UNIT from Easy@Home for pain relief or muscle recovery, there are many things to consider. Are you looking for rechargeable or battery operated? Perhaps you want wireless? A touch screen may be important as found with the EHE010 model. Maybe you have pain in more than one area so 2 independent channels is a must, like with the EHE009 or EHE012PRO model. Portability, intensity level, and a variety of massage modes are strengths of the mini EHE029G model.  This model is powerful with 20 intensity levels and 16 massage modes, packing a punch...

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