Pain Management

What is Pain Relief?

Almost all of us know what it’s like to be in pain – whether it’s from a stubbed toe, sports injury, sprain, strain or headache, pain can be debilitating and most unpleasant. In essence, pain is the result of an electrical signal being sent from your nerves through the nervous system to your brain

Something else happens too: when you injure yourself (such as a sprained ankle) the damaged tissue releases chemicals called prostaglandins, (which are like hormones) and these prostaglandins cause the tissue to swell They also amplify the electrical signal coming from the nerves – increase the pain you feel!

How Does Pain Relief Work?

Pain relievers work with your cells, your body’s nerve endings, your nervous system, and your brain to keep you from feeling the pain. Initial pain is your body’s early warning system that something is wrong, so you can take steps to correct the problem – your body views initial pain as a ‘good’ thing. If you couldn’t feel pain – you would suffer awful wounds, cuts, burns and scrapes – and probably end up with bacterial infections.

When you take certain pain relievers like ibuprofen, it keeps injured or damaged cells from making and releasing prostaglandin and when the cells don’t release this chemical, it means that the brain won’t get the pain message as quickly or clearly. Unfortunately, if you stop taking the pain relief, the pain returns. This may increase the risk of addiction to pain killers, as you may become dependant on the short-term relief that they produce.

The most commonly used conventional drugs include:

NSAID’s (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
Aspirin (Bufferin, Bayer, and Excedrin)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin)
Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis)
Naproxen (Aleve)

Conventional pain relievers also carry the risk of side effects. While Aspirin has some benefits (it works against the formation of blood clots that can cause heart attacks and strokes) it may also cause bruises to worsen (due to the blood not clotting properly under the skin) and other complications.

Help for Pain Relief

Many herbal and homeopathic remedies have been formulated with specific ingredients to help all affected mechanisms in the body to address pain effectively and soothe soreness. The homeopathic ingredient Arnica is used extensively to treat shock, injury and for post-operative care, convalescence and also helps to control bleeding.

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StarBurst Hypoallergenic Electrodes 2" - 5 Packs
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StarBurst Hypoallergenic Electrodes 2" - 5 Packs
The Starburst electrodes are very unique with a conductive pattern that helps radiate the current outward and dispersing from the TENS therapy in a larger pattern.
Conductive Garments
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Conductive Garments
Innovative conductive fabric is woven for even current distribution and maximum comfort and efficiency
Digital Ultima Five TENS Unit
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Digital Ultima Five TENS Unit
The Tens nerve simulator can help lessen acute (short-term) pain.
PMT Medical Micro EQC - Acute Pain Reliever
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PMT Medical Micro EQC - Acute Pain Reliever
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PMT Medical IFC4000 Digital Interferential Unit
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Life Energy Chakra Healing Wand
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Life Energy Chakra Healing Wand
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WelAide Multi Use Infrared Heating Wrap
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WelAide Multi Use Infrared Heating Wrap
Infrared technology allows heat to travel deep into the muscles. The far infrared heat helps reduce pain and stiffness. Unlike other heating pads/wraps, this wrap is made with high quality carbon fiber wiring that naturally emits deep penetrating heat.

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