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Getting Started with Inversion Table Therapy

Getting Started with Inversion Table Therapy
Have you heard about inversion table therapy? Many people with low back pain and sciatica find that inversion table therapy performed on an inversion table provides significant relief for their pain. This type of inversion therapy doesn’t require the use of inversion boots or hanging upside down, which makes it a welcome form of relief because of the added convenience. Although inversion boots and racks are still popular, that type of inversion therapy is not for the novice but best...

Inversion Therapy Buyers’ Guide

Inversion Therapy Buyers’ Guide
Think of your spine. It’s responsible 24/7 for keeping you upright; supporting your skull; helping you maintain balance and letting you stretch, lean, bend and rotate. It protects the spinal cord – the nerve center of your body – and creates red blood cells. All of this without complaint! Well, most of the time. Sometimes it does complain. And the resulting back pain can leave you stressed, distracted, unable to work or even flat out in bed. Some spinal complaints...

Cold Laser Therapy for Back Pain Treatment

Cold Laser Therapy for Back Pain Treatment
Cold Laser Therapy for back pain treatment (or Low Level Laser Therapy, LLLT) is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is thought to help accelerate the healing process. It can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality. How Cold Lasers Work Cold lasers are handheld devices used by the clinician and are often the...

A Guide to Topical Pain Medications

A Guide to Topical Pain Medications
Pain relievers come in all forms, including medication applied to the skin. Get on-the-spot topical therapy for pain relief from creams, patches, and sprays. When most people think of pain relief, they picture swallowing a pill. However, there also are many topical pain relievers — pain-relieving medications applied to the skin, including creams and patches. Guide to Topical Pain Medication Topical pain relievers are often used by patients who cannot take oral medications, says Biral Patel, MD, an anesthesiologist and...

Magnetic Therapy: A Force of Healing

Magnetic Therapy: A Force of Healing
You may have read one of our previous articles about arthritis and how painful and/or uncomfortable the condition can be to an individual. If not, you can find it here: http://mymedsupply.com/painful-facts-arthritis/. Basically arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints and the main symptoms are commonly joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age.  Thankfully there are innovative products out on the market today that can be beneficial in helping reduce those symptoms that people with a condition, such...

The Painful Facts about Arthritis

The Painful Facts about Arthritis
Arthritis is actually a complex family of musculoskeletal disorders consisting of more than 100 different diseases or conditions that can affect people of all ages, races and genders. Simply put, arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. However, surpisingly arthritis is not just a disease of old age. Two-thirds of people with arthritis are under the age of 65, including 300,000 children! (Arthritis.org) Facts...

Walking Tall Thanks to my TENS Unit!

Walking Tall Thanks to my TENS Unit!
I am a Cardiac Critical Care Registered Nurse. People depend on me to walk, stoop, crouch, bend over and RUN at a moment’s notice. One afternoon, I was helping a larger patient out of bed to the bedside commode, when he pulled me down onto the bed as his knees gave way. I knew once I was able to get on my feet that I wouldn’t be standing straight – I felt the strain and pain in my back. I...

10 Things I Love About my TENS Unit!

10 Things I Love About my TENS Unit!
I love my TENS Unit! After a recent and very serious bout with lower back pain, one in which I felt hopeless for relief from my pain, I rediscovered my TENS unit and it saved me from my excruciating back pain, thank god! What do I love about my TENS unit? Here are 10 things I love about my TENS unit: 1)    It’s a natural therapy. No drugs involved and as a registered nurse, I can’t be on muscle relaxants...

Laser Touch One FAQ

Laser Touch One FAQ
What is the Laser Touch One? The Laser Touch One is a hand-held, portable pain relief device combining two proven therapies – low level (cold) laser and electrical stimulation. It is similar to Ultrasound that physical therapist uses. How does the Laser Touch One work? Low level laser light penetrates the body’s tissue(s) where it is absorbed by cells and there-forth stimulates natural repair and healing processes to occur at the cellular level. Electrical stimulation arouses nerves in affected areas...

Tendonitis Pain Relief

Tendonitis Pain Relief
Walking, sports, and repetitive physical activities can all cause tendonitis.  This condition is caused when a tendon (which attaches to a muscle) becomes inflamed.  Following a strain or sprain, tendonitis may be a secondary complication – and it can range from minor to severe.  The pain of tendonitis after a sprain injury can take actually longer to heal than the sprain itself.  On repeated injury, chronic tendonitis (or even tendinosis) may result with consequent impairment of daily functioning. According to...

What is Magnetic Therapy Used For?

What is Magnetic Therapy Used For?
Magnetic Therapy is Natural Pain Relief Used around the world for centuries, magnetic therapy is ideal for pain relief. Whether you suffer from back pain, knee pain, arthritis, tendonitis, or even migraines, magnets are a safe, easy and effective method for achieving pain relief naturally. In most cases, magnets are placed directly over the area where you’re experiencing pain. Magnets can also be used on acupuncture points in different areas of the body. Current research suggests that magnets affect ion channels which...

What is PEMFT?

What is PEMFT?
What is PEMFT? PEMFT stands for Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, also called pulsed magnetic therapy, pulse magnetotherapy, or PEMF. It is a reparative technique most commonly used in the field of orthopedics for the treatment of non-union fractures, failed fusions, congenital pseudarthrosis and depression. In the case of bone healing, PEMF uses directed pulsed magnetic fields through injured tissue. This is believed to stimulate cellular repair. The FDA has approved several such stimulation devices. These devices provide a complementary solution that may aid in bone repair.

Laser Touch One Product Review

Laser Touch One Product Review
The LaserTouchOne is a hand-held, rechargeable, therapy device intended for relief of chronic pain, especially of soft tissues (non-bone) that has become very popular lately due to positive consumer feedback and the fact that it as an effective over-the-counter option for pain relief. Because of the popularity of this new product and the fact that it’s price tag is not cheap, at $489, the team at MyMedSupply.com wanted to conduct a more in-depth Laser Touch One product review for our readers and...

10 Great Exercises to Relieve Back Pain from Sciatica

10 Great Exercises to Relieve Back Pain from Sciatica
Here are 10 great exercises to help relieve back pain from sciatica. Whether you woke up with a tight lower back, your desk job has you aching, or you overdid it at the gym, here is a relaxing exercise sequence designed specifically to stretch your lower back. Since tight hips, hamstrings, and shoulders can often trigger discomfort and pain, this sequence will also lengthen those tension spots. Do this series of exercises any time your back needs a little extra care....

Health Insurance will Begin Covering TENS Units

Health Insurance will Begin Covering TENS Units
Insurance companies are finally recognizing the value of electrical nerve stimulation and it’s efficacy for pain management. Health Insurance will begin covering TENS units under many of their plans, including Medicare. Health Insurance will begin covering TENS units and have finally started to admit that alleviating pain through the use of electrical nerve stimulation with TENS units has many medical benefits for their clients. Under new guidelines, Medicare will now be paying for TENS units for some patients (read below to learn...

When is TENS Therapy Appropriate for Me?

When is TENS Therapy Appropriate for Me?
When is TENS Therapy Appropriate for Me? Back pain is an excruciating affliction that can completely take someone out of their day-to-day life. One of the worst parts about back pain is it can be triggered by so many different things. Lifting weights can often times incite pain in a chronic sufferer just as readily as getting out of a car seat wrong. Worse still, there are just as many ways to “deal” with the pain. These can range from simple...

TENS Unit Buyer’s Guide

TENS Unit Buyer’s Guide
When you’re suffering from back pain, it’s impossible to think about anything else besides getting relief and getting it immediately. For those of us who suffer from chronic back pain, it can be stressful worrying about when the next spell of pain will occur or what activity will incite the next bout. While many of us have our chiropractor on speed dial, often the prospect of waiting for an opening in their schedule is as painful as any adjustment could...

How Does a TENS Unit Help to Relieve Pain?

How Does a TENS Unit Help to Relieve Pain?
How does a TENS unit help to relieve pain? Backaches can be excruciatingly painful and debilitating to the point of leaving someone almost unable to move. When back pain sets in, it’s almost impossible to think of anything else besides getting relief. Although electric currents are probably the last thing most of us want near our bodies, especially if in pain, it turns out electricity may be just what our backs need when injured. The exact method of delivery is known...

Hot and Cold Therapy for Pain Relief

Hot and Cold Therapy for Pain Relief
Hot and cold therapy for pain relief is possible due to extremely different mechanisms, which are important to understand so you know when to use the right treatment. You sprained your ankle jogging, have a migraine, or are bothered by a carpal tunnel injury.  Which respond to heat therapy—and which to cold therapy?  For a muscle sprain injury, it is important to ice the affected area immediately after the sprain occurred as this will reduce swelling.  However, applying heat is beneficial...

Relief of Pain from Whiplash

Relief of Pain from Whiplash
Whiplash is an injury in which the neck is thrust suddenly forward and then backwards.  It is usually the result of an automobile accident in which the driver’s car has been struck from the rear.  According to Consumer Reports, there are rear-end crashes every 17 seconds in the U.S. and whiplash can occur at speeds of less than 10 miles/hour.  People who have suffered a whiplash injury to their necks often experience chronic pain.  Traction can provide relief and speed...
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