Treat Chronic Pain Using TENS

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Treat Chronic Pain Using TENS

Muscle stimulation for pain relief

No Prescription Pain Relief!

 

 

Did you know! that over 100 million people in the United States suffer from chronic pain, a pain that lasts approximately 3 months or more? According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, chronic pain far surpasses any other disease that affects people in America as well as worldwide.

It is estimated that close to two million people in the US alone suffer from opioid addiction, according to the American Society of Addictive Medicine. Use of TENS for chronic pain treatment is becoming more “the norm” than prescribing opiates.

“Of the 21.5 million Americans 12 or older that had a substance use disorder in 2014, 1.9 million had a substance use disorder involving pain relievers and 586,000 had a substance use disorder involving heroin. It is estimated that 23% of individuals who use heroin develop an opioid addiction.” American Society of Addictive Medicine. Needless to say, chronic pain is a problem for people on a worldwide scale. 

If I told you there was an option for pain treatment that was completely natural, with no medication involved, one that you could begin using in the comfort of your own home, would you at least be interested in hearing more about it? There are countless testimonials from people who suffer from chronic neuropathy related issues that will tell you that use of TENS, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, alleviated their pain.

“Of the 21.5 million Americans 12 or older that had a substance use disorder in 2014, 1.9 million had a substance use disorder involving pain relievers and 586,000 had a substance use disorder involving heroin. It is estimated that 23% of individuals who use heroin develop an opioid addiction.”

FlexTone offers a wide selection of FDA Approved TENS and EMS units, scientifically shown to aid in the reduction of pain from neuropathy, as well as being instrumental in the strengthening of muscles that are a result of under-use because of the chronic pain so many people live and suffer with.

FlexTone has been a TENS/EMS leader in the industry with over 30 years of experience. We provide FDA Approved devices that are designed and proven to alleviate pain with a device that uses mild, electrical impulses to stimulate the nerves.

The FlexTone 8000 is a portable, rechargeable unit that can be used at work, or in the comfort of your home. We have designed garments that attach to the FlexTone 8000 that is used for knee, foot, neck and hand therapy, with the specific goal of 100% natural cessation of neuropathy pain associated with Diabetes.

TENS & EMS Treats Muscle Atrophy

TENS & EMS Treats Muscle Atrophy

EMS & TENS for muscle atrophy

Muscle stimulators for muscle atrophy

How Does TENS and EMS treat Muscle Atrophy?

Muscle atrophy affects thousands of Americans every day. With the painful and debilitating aspects of muscle atrophy, FlexTone prides itself on being a provider of medical grade Electronic Stimulation Therapy to doctors and chiropractors for over 25 years.

How does Muscle atrophy affect us?

Muscle atrophy, or “wasting,” is a disease which causes a significant decrease in muscle mass and strength. This can be associated with injury, disease and sedentary lifestyles. Muscle Atrophy can be painful and life-altering as it prevents normal daily activity. This decrease in strength has a negative impact on the quality of life as victims of muscle atrophy will be unable to perform certain day to day tasks as well as have a higher risk of further injury.

Muscle Atrophy can be caused by several different reasons:

  • Disuse of a muscle – often caused by injury which renders the person incapable of using the muscle
  • Co-morbidity of several diseases including, but not limited to cancer, Aids, congestive heart failure, COPD, and renal failure
  • Neurogenic Atrophy which is muscle atrophy associated with nerve damage

Muscle Atrophy can be measured through the use of CT Scans, pain or loss of weight.

 TENS & EMS to treat Muscle Atrophy?

Through the use of Electrical Muscle stimulation, doctors are able to reverse and prevent muscle atrophy by stimulating the muscles without the need for adverse stress and discomfort. For years experts have looked for effective ways to cure and prevent muscle atrophy. Whether through the use of chemical enhancers, such as anabolic steroids or through physical therapy, doctors and scientists have repeatedly turned to the stimulation effects of EMS therapy from TENS units in order to prevent and treat atrophy.

The widespread acceptance of EMS as an Atrophy fighting tool is highly supported by emerging research. For example, a study conducted in 2011 concluded that

“EMS is effective in maintaining and increasing muscle thickness, and strength post-surgery in order to prevent muscle atrophy.”

Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies

More often than not, muscle atrophy is associated with intense pain and stiffness. Our FlexTone TENS therapy provides instant pain relief, as gentle electrical pulses inhibit the transmission of pain to the brain, as well as increase the body’s natural production of pain-fighting endorphins. Moreover, the increased blood flow associated with TENS therapy will also help to remove the excess build up of waste in the muscle. This means a faster recovery with less downtime.

Can I use this at home? Yes!

you can use Our products are FDA Approved  TENS and EMS stimulators to treat Muscle Atrophy, this technology is the same ones you will see at the Chiropractors office and other professionals treatment centers.  They are safe and very easy to use. This means no more trips to the doctor, and as a result, they are huge cost savings. Check out our Choosing a Unit page to find out which unit is best for you.

To find out more about the Pain and rehabilitative effects of TENS and EMS please visit our Pain & Rehab page.

The Difference Between TENS & EMS

EMS-TENS for pain relief

The Difference Between TENS & EMS

TENS vs EMS

What is the difference between TENS vs EMS?

One of the most commonly asked questions here at FlexTone is, “What is the difference between TENS and EMS?” Most people assume that TENS and EMS are similar enough to be interchangeable. FlexTone wants to make sure you know the differences in the two and the importance of when to use each of the modes with our equipment. Both TENS and EMS devices use a power supply, lead wires, and identical electrodes to supply the electrical impulses to the body. However, their purpose is quite different. Most machines offer both TENS and EMS programs to choose from. You can select not only the level of intensity but whether you need TENS or EMS at the time of treatment.

TENS

TENS is the acronym for (Transcutaneous Electrical Neural) or Nerve Stimulation. Small, low voltage, electrical currents are adjusted by the person using the machine to send stimulating pulses into nerve endings. These pulses assist with decreasing pain by blocking signals from reaching the brain.

“By stimulating A-beta fibers pain signals in the A-delta fibers are suppressed, preventing “nociceptive processing,” otherwise know as pain. This causes instant relief, which allows you to continue your day pain-free!” Department of Neurosurgery, Aachen University

The usefulness of TENS ranges from typical everyday pain relief to acute and chronic conditions. For example, a person with sciatic issues (a nerve problem) would use TENS.  Use of the program can help with blocking pain, as well as stimulate circulation in the area to aid in the healing process. TENS will also aid in the stimulation of endorphin production (the body’s natural painkiller). This means you feel better, longer without the use of addictive or destructive medication.

“TENS therapy enhances the bodies natural ability to produce pain-fighting endorphins also know as ‘Beta-endorphins.’ These endorphins act to numb and relieve pain and to create a sense of euphoria.” Source

EMS

EMS, or (Electrical Muscle Stimulation), is the use of electrical pulses to generate a muscle contraction. EMS is typically used to enhance muscle strength, performance, and recovery. By contracting the muscle with EMS, you are able to achieve a stronger muscle contraction compared to a natural contraction. This effect produces an increase in the muscle’s ability performs as desired. EMS has been widely used by athletes and Olympians as early as the 1970’s and is gaining popularity due to its ability to push the body further. Please check out our Strenght page to find out more about EMS.

The simplest way to explain the differences is EMS mode goes directly to the muscle and causes a noticeable movement and contraction to the muscle, and the TENS signal bypasses the muscle and goes deep to the nerve to block pain. EMS is helpful with muscle recovery, muscle strengthening, or massaging of sore muscles.

A person who has pulled a muscle or has done an intense workout would use EMS. Massaging of the muscle group assists with the decrease in recovery time. EMS should be used for recovery, rehabilitation, strength, and toning. TENS should be used to treat pain. TENS blocks the pain signal, increases blood flow (quicker healing), and enhances endorphin production.

Our FDA Cleared units have the ability to deliver both TENS and EMS. This, in addition to our high-quality standards, allows our units to be more helpful and versatile compared to competitor’s units. Some treatments may require both TENS and EMS during the treatment process. With Knee replacement surgery the analgesic effects of TENS are desired to relieve pain while the effects of EMS are desired to regrow and strengthen the muscles. Flextone devices offer the best of both with our world-class electronic muscle stimulators.

If you need help deciding which device is for you, please Contact Us for a FREE TENS & EMS consultation.

How StimRx EMS works for strength

Effects of EMS on Vertical Jump Height

The Effects of EMS on Vertical Jump Height

A study investigated the influence of a 4-week EMS, or electrical muscle stimulation, training program on the strength of the knee extensors and the vertical jump performance of 10 basketball players.

EMS sessions were used 3 times weekly; each session consisted of 48 contractions.

Testing was carried out before and after the EMS training program (week 4) and once more after 4 weeks of normal basketball training (week 8).

At week 4, isokinetic strength increased significantly (p < 0.05) at eccentric and high concentric velocities between 180 and 360 x s(-1); this was not the case for low concentric velocities (60 and 120 degreess (-1).

EMS training increased also isometric strength at the two angles adjacent to the training angle (p < 0.01). Squat jump increased significantly by 14% at week 4 (p < 0.01), counter movement-jump showed no change.

At week 8, gains in isokinetic, isometric strength and squat-jump performance were maintained and the counter movement jump performance increased significantly by 17% (p<0.01).

EMS as part of a short strength-training program enhanced knee extensor strength and squat jump performance of basketball players.

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Electric Muscle Stimulation Defined

EMS (Electric Muscle Stimulation) 

 

Electric Stim machines EMS vs Tens

Electrical Muslce Sitmulators

(Electric Muscle Stimulation)

 

Electric Muscle Stimulation, or EMS, is a revolutionary muscle exercise concept for use now in your home, office or on the go.

Electrical muscle stimulation works by sending safe, gentle, electronic impulses to contract muscles.

This electric stimulation is similar to the message the central nervous system sends causing muscles to contract during a workout. The electronic impulses travel from the EMS unit, through lead wires to self-adhesive electrodes, or rubber electrodes that adhere to the skin above the muscle.

EMS is a tool for toning, strengthening and building muscles, rehabilitation of muscles, and pain management. Physical therapists, chiropractic doctors, and professional athletes have used EMS devices for many years.

Now with over-the-counter EMS devices, the general public is enjoying the benefits of Electric Muscle Stimulation as well.

FlexTone, formally known as StimRx, is one of the leading providers of innovative cutting-edge and state-of-the-art TENS and EMS devices in the world. With a large product pipeline and collaboration with JKH Health, FlexTone is consistently innovating and delivering high performance devices direct to consumers and throughout various distribution channels.

Need help Choosing A Unit? The FlexTone 8000 is our flagship unit and Best Seller. Need more power? Try the Russian Stim. It is often purchased by doctors, chiropractors and physical therapy centers for muscle rehabilitation & recovery.

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