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TENS Therapy for Lower Back Pain

Let’s face it – chronic lower back pain is no joke, and when studies reveal effective strategies for reducing or managing this type of condition, then it may be worth investigating like when the International Journal of Surgical Technology undertook an analysis of TENS therapy for lower back pain in 2016 and found that TENS therapy resulted in less back pain for the patients who took part in the study. The research also found that TENS therapy reduced the medication used by these patients. This study shows that there are numerous benefits for choosing TENS and PEMF therapy as one of your pain management strategies.

TENS therapy for Lower Back Pain

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According to research, TENS therapy may provide a safe alternative to lower back pain therapy because studies have shown that, unlike the medications and anti-inflammatories normally prescribed for chronic lower back, TENS therapy is not addictive and has no side effects.

Only last year, the FDA strengthened its warning about the use of NSAIDS for pain, stating that the use of NSAIDS can potentially cause heart attacks or strokes or increase your risks of these conditions by up to 50%. If you are constantly reaching for those over the counter medications that contain ibuprofen and diclofenac, then it may be time to consider investing in your own TENS machine to help reduce your risks and side-effects, and to save you some money at the same time.

In fact, many practitioners are now starting to accept TENS therapy as a viable therapy option where medications are no longer effective and some practitioners even prescribe TENS therapy as an additional therapy along with conventional medication.

Studies published in 2015 also found that TENS therapy for lower back pain was not only useful for reducing pain, but also had an impact on a patient’s wallet. Sadly, it is often the cost of treatment rather than the efficacy that begins to convince medical regulators to consider alternatives and in this case, TENS therapy is consistently being shown to be both effective in terms of the therapy and cost-effective in terms of savings on medication. TENS therapy reduces the number of visits needed to refill prescriptions. When the cost of lower back pain care averages $30 billion a year, cost savings begin to become extremely important to the medical administration.

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In a study published by the same journal in 2015, a study of 22 913 patients’ records revealed that TENS therapy for lower back pain resulted in significantly fewer patients needing opioids a year after the study began. The study found that TENS patients used fewer medicines and had fewer patient events and this led to significant savings on a per patient basis. The study concluded by recommending physicians “be more aggressive in treating” chronic lower back pain patients with TENS therapy.

In fact, there seems to be an explosion of the use of TENS therapy for lower back pain over the last year or two. Here are just three of the studies done on this type of condition:

  • Tens therapy and Interferential Current therapy were both effective for lower back pain.
  • Electrical and magnetic therapies showed potential as a tool for pain management in chronic spinal cord injuries.
  • Tens patients required less medication, had fewer hospital visits, required less diagnostic imaging like x-rays and scans and even required less back surgery.

Circulation as a benefit of PEMF and TENS therapy for lower back pain

TENS Therapy for Lower Back Pain

Introducing the 3 in 1 Brace from Rife PEMF

Any injury, and indeed overall health, depends on a healthy circulatory system. Circulation plays a pivotal due role in the healing of injuries in that it provides vital nutrients to the site of injury and it plays a role in removing the waste products from the site of injury to support healing.

A paper published in 2012 reviewed numerous studies on TENS and the effects of TENS therapy on wound healing. Although the overall conclusions of the review were inclusive due to insufficient data, the review stated that the clinical studies on wound healing were conclusive, showing benefits of 60% reduction in wound size, increases in blood flow of up to 35% in ulcers, and faster healing rates. TENS therapy and the increase in blood flow even decreased the numbers of re-amputations in patients with diabetes.

An improvement in circulation is therefore essential for overall health and also plays a role in healing, which in turn will help to reduce the amount of pain in the long term.

Additional Benefits of TENS therapy for Lower Back Pain

As mentioned above, the benefits of TENS therapy for lower back pain don’t only involve pain relief either. There are indirect benefits to you in terms of the cost of therapy, the savings as a result of a decrease in medication and decreased visits to the doctor, and then there are the unseen benefits like avoiding the risks and dangers associated with medications which may lead to increased risks of heart attacks and strokes.

In fact, one study conducted based on patient interviews found that the indirect benefits of TENS therapy for chronic lower back pain included enhanced physical function, an enhanced ability to get enough rest, and other physiological benefits too.

TENS Therapy for Lower Back Pain – The Alternatives

TENS therapy is not the only drug-free therapy for addressing lower back pain. Support and compression therapy (using back braces, and hot and cold therapy) have also traditionally been used to help to treat this type of condition.

TENS therapy for Lower Back Pain

Advantages of the 3 in 1 Back Brace from Rife PEMF

A back brace can help to improve posture which can help to prevent back strain and lower back pain and the brace provides comfort in terms of warmth which can help to improve circulation and reduce pain.

Hot and cold therapy for strain, sprains and injuries has been around for centuries and this type of therapy is still a viable option for direct pain management.

Alternating hot and cold therapy at the site where you are injured can help to improve circulation and reduce inflammation to support pain reduction.Introducing the TENS therapy for Lower Back Pain 3 in 1 Back Brace.

At Rife PEMF we constantly strive to bring you the latest in pain management therapy. The new three in one back brace offers three therapy options in a simple, convenient back brace that makes treatment easy and that provides support throughout the day.The 3 in 1 back brace provides:

  1. Compression and support for the lower back.
  2. Hot and Cold Gel pads for use in hot and cold therapy or hot therapy.
  3. Built-in magnetic PEMF electrodes to provide top quality PEMF and TENS therapy.

For more information on the 3 in 1 back brace, or to buy your back therapy brace, click here.

 


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FDA Warns Painkillers Increase Heart Attacks

PEMF is a safer option for Pain Management

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The FDA have put out a stern warning regarding the very popular pain killers known as NISAIDs, these drugs are used as anti-inflammatory and pain killers in typically arthritis and associated conditions, menstrual cramps, headaches, colds etc. Many of these are extensively advertised and available over the counter containing ingredients such as ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac and celecoxib. The warning comes as a result of combined analyses of clinical trials and other scientific publications.

In fact these studies estimate that a person’s relative risk of heart attack and stroke increases between 10% to 50% when they regularly take NISAIDs irrespective of whether you have a heart condition or not!

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Should anyone using these medicines experience symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, weakness in one side of their body or slurred speech, then you should seek medical attention immediately.

So much for the bad news. The good news is that all of the foregoing conditions can be successfully treated with PEMF – pulsed electromagnetic frequency therapy which is non-invasive has no side effects and is easy to use!

I chose three studies on the management of osteoarthritis – related pain, stiffness, and physical function. The conclusion of these studies shows that PEMF improves all of these significantly.

In a clinical trial on PEMF, “The trial on 34 patients found that non-thermal, non-invasive PEMF therapy can have a significant and rapid impact on pain from early knee OA”

In another study: “The present study provided suggestive evidence supporting PEMF efficacy in the management of knee OA.”

And finally: “The present study shows that PEMF therapy improves pain, stiffness and physical function in elderly patients affected by knee osteoarthritis”

PEMF Case Reports From South Africa

We are extremely grateful to all of you for sharing your Rife Experiences with us. Our most recent case report comes from a practitioner in the Western Cape who used Rife and Ozine therapy for B Cell Lymphoma.

We are pleased to report that the cancer is in regression, and the therapy extremely successful. If you would like a copy of the treatment regimen and reports, please email us.

We also received a report from Pretoria on the highly successful management of blood sugar levels using the Rife UA magnetic upgrade with the body MATs.

We would love to hear from you. Please send us your reports and success stories.

For more information on the MATs, the latest Rife PEMF device or advice, please email us, or download the latest brochure.

Yours in Good Health,

George
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