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?

3 reviews or comments

Atarijedi Says: November 20, 2010 at 7:07 pm

I had a cheap TENS device from China, it only lasted a year, but when it was working, it was amazing, better than a regular massage.

The one I had I got for free from a friend, they were selling for $29.95. Either way, I wouldn’t spend $100 on one when you can get them for around $50.

Adel Matar Says: January 20, 2013 at 2:10 pm

I did a study using TENS instead of pain relieving medication to relieve post operative pain after bypass surgery . After using the system on 100 patients TENS was found to be effective in 33% of the cases. The same effectiveness was found in another 100 patients using a placebo.
A.Matar Cardiac Surgeon

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