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 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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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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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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