The opioid crisis brought to light a very delicate topic: millions of people are shattered by chronic pain every year. Opioid medications are extremely addictive and can lead patients to the use of other pain relief drugs, such as heroin. In the US, for example, over 20 million people are struggling from addiction. The question is: are there non-pharmacological solutions that have the potential to support patients in managing their pain?
Yes! Enter the wearable movement and learn more about the gadgets that will assist you in reducing your pain! We have selected some of the newest releases in the market, check them out:
Oska Pulse, by Oska Wellness, is a safe and handy product that will help you reduce muscle stiffness, relieve pain as well as to increase your mobility in case you suffer of chronic pain. Moreover, its pulsed electromagnetic field technology (PEMT) aids blood vessels dilatation, which will result in increased blood flow and reduced inflammation – releasing the body´s natural endorphins. Using Oska Pulse is easy, all you have to do is to place it on your knees, arms – or wherever you have the injury – and let its electrical signals promote recovery. According to Dr. Joseph Shurman (Chairman of Pain Management and Co-Chair Palliative Care Scripps Memorial Hospital), at least 70% of his patients who have been using Oska Pulse found relief for their pain.
iTENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation and has been prescribed by physicians as an effective way to reduce or even eliminate pain. iTENS devices work by sending small electrical signals through the skin to intercept pain signals from reaching the brain, and help release endorphins, the body’s natural pain-fighting chemical. The devices are a medical grade and FDA-cleared and lithium-ion battery provides over 24 hours of use on a single charge. Furthermore, the peel and stick gel pads are reusable and replaceable for multiple applications, which will give you the freedom to wear it at any time or place!
You can buy it here! Price: €99.16
iReliev® TENS, by iReliev, is a therapy that uses low-voltage electrical currents for pain relief. It has different settings that will allow you to properly control the intensity of stimulation by controlling the voltage, current and pulse width or duration of each pulse. iReliev® TENS can be placed directly on the skin and the electrical impulses delivered by the system will travel directly to the nerves – which will naturally inhibit the transmissions of pain signals to the brain. It is the perfect solution for people recovering from surgeries, athletes that suffer from muscle injuries and – naturally – chronic pain patients.
You can buy it here! Price: €85.13
ActiPatch® is a clinically proven drug free device in the fight against chronic muscle & joint pain. Its technology provides patients with long-lasting pain relief and the best part is: there are no side-effects! Which means, you will not have to face any rough sensation (i.e. heat and extreme vibration). Pretty convenient, right? Moreover, ActiPatch® relieves different types of pain, such as: muscle and joint soreness, strains and sprains, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and more!
You can buy it here! Price: €30.25
Other than dealing with addiction, pain management wearables can also empower your pain management tracking. That is, you and your physician can now better monitor your current status in real-time with precise and detailed information! Stay tuned for more!