Pain Relieving Neuromuscular Stimulator System
While pain is something most of us would try to avoid, it is there in our body for one reason – to function as a warning system so that we won’t be so naive as to sit on a bed of nails, or to keep on holding to a boiling kettle. While that’s the body’s natural response against danger, there are times when experiencing pain is a byproduct of our sickness, and fighting that could get weary especially if it has been going on for years. For folks who do not want to go through the ritual of relying on drugs to numb the pain, there might be a light at the end of the tunnel with the Pain Relieving Neuromuscular Stimulator System. This cordless home electrotherapy system is touted to deliver hours of drug-free pain relief without requiring a visit to a doctor, although its effectiveness is up to debate – any of our readers have used this $129.95 device to great effect?
Using the Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) therapy, it relies on self-adhesive electrode pads being placed on sore spots, where they will then send harmless low-frequency electrical pulses into the tissue that block pain signals passing through nerves to the brain. Not only that, the system will help increase blood flow to the area to promote healing, while generating a sense of relaxation which is somewhat akin to what a massage does to you. The American Physical Therapy Association claims that TENS therapy is an effective element of pain management for low-intensity discomfort, including back pain and muscle soreness in the extremities. Sounds like a good buy for the older generation this Christmas?