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Diabetic Neuropathy Patients Find Relief With TENS

Diabetic Neuropathy is a disorder which occurs in many patients who suffer from diabetes. This happens when nerve damage creates numbness in tissue, usually in the feet, or lower legs. In type one and two diabetes, this disorder is common, and can cause various complications, as well as ongoing pain. Sometimes, cases of neuropathy can […]


TENS For Dysmenorrhea

Dysmenorrhea, or menstrual cramps are caused by a contracting of the uterus and can cause mild to severe pain in women who are still fertile and ovulating. In some cases, menstrual cramps are routine and typical for a particular woman, while other cases can bring on very abnormal cramping which is stronger than usual. In […]


TENS Gets Approved By FDA For Migraine Relief

A TENS unit or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation unit works to prevent and relieve pain. It delivers small bursts of electrical impulses in harmless quantities to areas where pain is occurring. Recently, the FDA has approved a type of TENS which can be used specifically to treat migraine headaches. Medical News Today writes: “The US […]


Pakistan Sees Launch Of TENS Treatment

For the first time in the history of Pakistan, a TENS unit therapy device has been launched by Dr. Kalvakuntla Sanjay and Dr. Krishnakanth Reddy. The team launched the latest form of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in the form of a chronic pain reliever aimed at offer relief from neuro-muscular discomfort. The device was launched […]


Chronic Back Pain Cure With TENS Treatment

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, more commonly referred to as TENS, uses mild electrical impulses to block off pain signals from reaching the brain and dull sensitivity to pain. Many scientists believe that the machine also aids in the production of natural endorphins and other pain killing chemicals within the body which provides pain relief. Patient.info […]


Forms OF TENS Treatments Used In Paralysis Case

TENS, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, is usually used to relieve symptoms of pain. It is applied using small electrodes which are placed over the skin to deliver harmless electrical impulses. As the impulses are delivered pain signals to the brain are blocked, and natural chemicals in the body are produced to ease pain without […]


The Use Of Tens For Osteoarthritis

TENS units, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation units, are devices which work to deliver mild electrical stimulation to specific areas where pain might be occurring. Over the years, these machines have become smaller, lighter, and better at targeting pain. They may also be used for other purposes, or for specific disorders and illnesses, such as […]


Wireless TENS Is The Future

If wireless transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is the future, then the future may be closer than you think. Recently, the very first wireless unit was cleared by the FDA, allowing users to operate their pain treatment through a phone application. These units deliver the same pain relief as other models, with even more opportunity to […]


Physical Pain Management Becomes Portable With TENS

Pain management systems, which don’t rely on medication alone, can be difficult to take with you on the go. Massage, physio, and other treatments which are used to battle chronic pain and fibromyalgia are usually achieved through a professional practitioner of some kind. Fortunately, there are now more alternatives to medication, which offer relief from […]


Spine Pain Is Now Seeing A Breakthrough With TENS Machines

Back pain, particularly the type associated with the spine can be more than just a discomfort for those who experience it. Many individuals find it difficult to relieve back near the spine through the use of medication, hot water bottles, and ice packs alone. Stretching and massage may make it dissipate for a time, but […]


TENS Has Become A Viable Option For Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia has been misunderstood in the past, and for that reason it sometimes goes untreated or undiagnosed. This condition is chronic and affects individuals with pain, which can be felt in the tendons, ligaments and muscles. This can make the body feel quite sore and tired, and even the slightest amount of pressure in certain […]


Dentists Find TENS Units Useful For Patient Pain

TENS units are machines which use Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation as a method of pain control. These devices are designed to be used in a number of ways and on various types of pain. Most frequently they are seen in cases of fibromyalgia and back pain, but you might be surprised to learn that these […]


Back Pain Treatments Through Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

Back pain is one of the most common forms of pain affecting the population at large. Unfortunately, back pain can stem from a number of reasons, including an accident, injury, bad posture, or straining activity. Some back pain is acute and may fade over time, while other back pain is chronic and will flare up […]


TENS For The Use Of Injury Rehabilitation

Many injuries leave a chronic and lasting residual pain, long after healing has completed. This can be due to several reasons including the way that bone or tissue healed together, or remaining swelling following the healing process. Depending on the type of injury your physician may require you to receive physical therapy in order to […]


Is It Possible to Laugh Away Pain?

You’ve probably heard the expression that “laughter is the best medicine”, but like most people, you never thought too much about it. You do know, like everyone else that you do feel better after you’ve had a good guffaw but never directly connected it to your overall health. However, that is what a team of […]


Negative Effects of Opioid Painkillers Outweigh the Benefits in Treating Chronic Pain

Pain is a normal part of our lives and we all have to deal with it at one point or another. Go into any home and open up their medicine cabinet and they will have a battery of medical staples specifically designed to deal with pain. However, for some people who suffer from chronic pain, […]


Cannabis Makes Pain More Bearable but Does Not Reduce It

Most sufferers of chronic pain will eventually reach a point of frustration that will impel them to try just about anything to get the needed relief. When the traditional remedies and medications fail, many will turn to alternative treatments in order to ease their suffering and get back to a normal life. While many have […]


Chronic Pain Might Be Due to Vitamin D Deficiency in Men

Chronic pain sufferers do not always understand the root cause of their constant discomfort. While there are cases where the pain is the result of an injury or a past illness, there are also many situations where tests after tests do not reveal any conclusive cause for their pain. For those people, in lieu of […]


Paracetamol More Harmful Than Most People Think

When it comes to pain relief, nearly every household will have the same drugs for pain relief in their medicine cabinet. For those who may need to seek occasional relief from mild to moderate pain, the thought of taking a little paracetamol may not seem like a big deal. It’s one of those common pain […]


Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Seems to Be Effective at Easing Vestibulodynia

Throughout the course of one’s life people may suffer from all sorts of painful conditions. However, dealing with Vestibulodynia can be one of the most frustrating of them all. There are times when women may have to deal with the pain for months and have tried numerous treatments for pain relief with little or no […]


Possible Ways to Manage Pain From Sports Injuries

Dealing with a sports injury can be a difficult situation for most people. It is not only difficult to deal with the issue of pain, there is a psychological impact to coping as well. When you have to deal with chronic pain chances are you also have to deal with depression, negative thoughts, an inability […]


TENS Pain Relief And How You Can Fit It Into Your Life

As far as pain relief and medicine goes, there have been some rather immense breakthroughs in the past few decades, and one that has become very popular within the medical community lately is that of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. This type of pain relief is found through an electrical unit which delivers mild currents of […]


Renting, Buying and Using TENS

There are pros and cons to every form of pain relief, and this can make purchasing something like a TENS unit seem like a gamble. Unfortunately transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation isn’t for everyone, and those suffering from epilepsy or heart disease should steer clear of these devices. For the rest of the world, as long […]


Menstrual Pain Relief With TENS

Menstrual pain is an ongoing problem for many women, and while some can deal with it quite easily through the use of a hot water bottle and a general assortment of pain medication, others are not so lucky. Some menstrual cramps are so intense that women find it difficult to carry on through regular daily […]


Pregnancy And Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

It can be scary to use anything new or unknown to you during pregnancy, and while the TENS unit should NEVER be used by a pregnant woman before labor, during labor it can help to relieve some of the pain caused by contractions. There have been various studies done on this subject to certify whether […]


A Survey In The United Kingdom Showed Reduced Knowledge Of Pain Relief Options

A recent survey taken in the United Kingdom by St. Jude Medical has found that the majority of chronic pain sufferers don’t ever seek the appropriate medical help required for treatment and relief. The study expressed that million suffer to a point where the pain impacts work and family life, but still don’t talk to […]


Smoking May Have Negative Influence On Chronic Pain Disorders

It is no secret that smoking cigarettes and other uses of nicotine and tobacco are harmful to the human body, and yet thousands of deaths each year are caused by smoking related illness. Unfortunately, the fear of one of these diseases taking hold of long term smokers isn’t the only worry for those who enjoy […]


Seniors With Chronic Pain May Benefit From TENS

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS, is an electronic device that can be used as a pain management tool. It works by delivering gentle pulsating bursts of electricity near and around the area of pain through the use of small electrodes which are stuck to the skin with adhesive patches. These machines come in different […]


Pain Causes More Emotion When Chronic

With the various connections shown between pain and mental productivity, it should come as no surprise to the scientific community or the rest of the world that chronic pain can cause high levels of emotion. Of course, it is common knowledge that pain can cause tears, but what some people don’t realize is that sometimes […]


How To Know Which TENS Unit Is Right

With the world becoming more in tune with natural methods of healing and less pharmaceutical remedies, treatments like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation machines are becoming more and more popular. Dentistry, labor pains during pregnancy, and various other types of chronic and acute pain disorders can be treated quickly and without discomfort with this type of […]


Reasons To Try Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

All types of pain are different, and for this reason there are thousands of types of pain relief methods available, from pills and rubs to herbs and massage. More recently a new kind of technology has become more and more popular for treating these various types of pain called Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, or TENS. […]


How To Properly Use a TENS Unit

A TENS unit, better known as a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation unit, delivers very mild electric signals at a safe level into areas that are experiencing pain. This treatment is becoming growingly popular across the United States and even globally. The units are small and battery operated, making them portable for use almost anywhere. They […]


Learning To Place Your Electrode Pads For The Best Pain Relief

A transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator, or TENS machine can offer pain relief in a number of ways, and can be used in a variety of different areas on your body, each one giving different results than the last. Your doctor can give you some good instruction on how best to utilize your machine, and there […]


Using A TENS Unit During Labor

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation units, also recognized as TENS units across the globe are a handheld device that sends out pulsating signals of electricity into the skin where electrodes are applied. Usually two or four electrodes are placed at a time near an area that is in pain. The signals being sent out by the […]


Pain Relief Without The Pills

The transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator units have been around for a while now, and although they aren’t widely recognized or thought of for pain relief as much as pills and other medications are, they certainly offer an advanced solution to back pain without the side effects. Physio Works advises: “The use of a TENS machine […]


Reviewing Different TENS Machines Before Choosing Yours

Just as there are several ways to treat pain, chronic or otherwise, there are various TENS units that you can choose from. A TENS machine is also known as a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator, and it works as a low intensity pulsing of electric signal that is sent into your nerves from patches of electrodes […]


TENS Unit Shows Progress For Fibromyalgia Cases

Over the years there have been several treatments made available for patients suffering from Fibromyalgia, but the most common for these types of musculoskeletal pain are TENS, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and ultrasound. The ultrasound sends waves of sound into the soft tissue, penetrating up to two inches through a wand that is hand […]


Muscle Spasms and Pain Management

Use of a TENS Unit for Muscle Spasms and Pain Management A TENS unit or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation unit is used in the medical field as a treatment for muscle and joint pain. The device itself is small enough to fit in a pocket, pouch, or purse and uses batteries to run, rather than […]


Pulse Oximeter

Use of a Pulse Oximeter for Respiratory Ailments In 1935 Karl Matthes developed a device that used red and green filters to read O2 saturation through the ear; following this, the meter was redesigned to use red and infrared filters, rather than the red and green. The 1940’s brought the first complete oximeter into existence, […]


Nebulizer

Use of a Nebulizer for Respiratory Ailments Nebulizers have been around since 1864 when an inhaler known as Siegle’s steam spray inhaler was created through the use of steam. Since then this method of liquid conversion into tiny aerosol drops that are safe to be inhaled has changed dramatically and is used to treat thousands […]