Physical Pain Management Techniques
Pain management is a diverse field that has come a long way in recent years. Rehabilitation often requires more than just physical movement techniques or medicine to yield positive results. Non-medicated pain relief techniques such been found to be very effective by a range of patients with a variety of chronic and acute conditions. Some physical pain management techniques include, but are not limited to:
TENS or Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, is the use of electric current to stimulate the nerves for therapeutic purposes. Utilized by many chiropractors and physical therapists, TENS units create a range of different currents to excite the nerves and relieve muscle tightness, pain or discomfort. This device is usually connected to the skin with electrodes and is oftentimes battery powered. A typical TENS unit is able to change pulse width, frequency and intensity for customizable pain relief.
Acupuncture involves inserting and manipulating needles into specific points on the body and is oftentimes used as a pain relief technique. While studies on the effectiveness of acupuncture as a form of pain management for certain body parts still remains inconclusive, it has been concluded that for chronic pain acupuncture is an effective form of pain management therapy.
Low Level Laser Therapy, or Cold Laser Therapy, is a medical treatment that uses low-level lasers to alter cellular functions and actually treat the source of the pain rather than playacting the symptoms. The use of this type of pain relief therapy has largely been focused on nerves and joints to help reduce the pain that can come from conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and acute and chronic neck pain.
Find the right pain management technique for you. For more information on what pain relief treatment is best for you, consult your physician. You can also shop online for pain management products through our website, or speak to one of our excellent Medical Supply Professionals at 1-888-687-4334 for assistance on either of those pain management products.