If you’re looking to rid yourself of pain, you may not have to look much farther. Omron sent us a sample of their HEAT Pain Pro unit, a device created to help combat pain. This over-the-counter medical device could be a great alternative to painkillers and is the only unit on the market that combines heat and TENS technology, according to Omron.
TENS, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, is a technology used to relieve acute muscle and joint pain. Physical therapists reportedly use this type of technology along with heat to maximize the effects of therapy, according to a release from the company.
The National Institute of Health says that most adults in this country are dealing with some level of pain, from brief to lasting. And given that a federal study found that one in three American adults were prescribed painkillers in this country last year, more devices like this one could be a catalyst for change.
“Millions of Americans suffer from daily pain. Whether they are experiencing back pain, aching knees, joint pain or chronic discomfort, people are looking for more safe, effective pain management options,” Carol Lucarelli, director of marketing and product development for Omron Healthcare, Inc., said in the release. “Increased awareness of the potential dangers of opioids and prescription pain killers is driving more consumer interest in pain management options. The Omron HEAT Pain Pro is a safe, effective, accessible drug-free choice.”
TENS “sends stimulating pulses across the surface of the skin and along the nerve strands,” the release said. This means that the pulses try to prevent pain signals from ever getting to your brain, plus it can cause endorphins to be released in your body and those are natural painkillers.
At one time, you could only get access to TENS technology at a doctor’s office. But Omron is allowing you to access it in the comfort of your own home.
“Omron has more than 20 years of experience in pain management and we are constantly innovating to better meet the needs of consumers,” said Lucarelli. “Less than a decade ago, we were the first-to-market with an over-the-counter TENS medical device for use at home. Now we are leading the category once again with groundbreaking new technology.”
The HEAT Pain Pro offers 27 different combinations of heat and TENS modes along with 20 different levels of intensity. It alleviates multiple pain issues and offers a massage option that can rub, tap and knead. You can truly customize your therapy to your liking. And it boasts pre-set therapy options for various conditions and locations, including shoulders, joints, lower back, arm, leg, and more. The device itself is about the size of a television remote and has two attachments that adhere to your body with provided gel pads.
The device comes with clear instructions and an easy to use pamphlet that walks you through set up. It has a rechargeable battery and the gel pads can be used up to 30 times before you need new ones. Interested? You can get your hands on one for about $75, just click here.
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