What is a TENS Unit? TENS means "transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation." TENS units are small devices that are battery controlled. Sometimes they can have attachments that go on your pants or pockets so that they are easy to bring with you where ever you go. How Does TENS Control Pain? Sticky patches (electrodes) are attached to the skin, and small electrical impulses are delivered to underlying nerve fibers. This works in two ways. The first is through endorphins. The body has its own mechanisms for suppressing pain. It releases natural chemicals called endorphins in the brain, which act as pain relieving substances. TENS units can activate this mechanism. Secondly, the electrical stimulation of the nerve fibers through the electrodes can actually block a pain signal from being carried all the way to the brain. If it is blocked, the pain is not felt. Many physicians use TENS in their offices to help patients with pain management. If the therapy works for the patient, he o...
Everyone experiences pain at some point in life. For many that pain is in a joint somewhere in the body. Where is your pain? The knee? The hip? The back? And where did that pain come from? A lot of joint pain is a result of car accidents or work accidents which leave a person not only with a painful condition, but also feeling like a victim. Or maybe your pain is a result of a home accident where there is no one to blame but you. No matter where pain comes from within this tangled jungle of pain, the biggest question on your mind is: Where's the pain relief? You need to know which treatment option is best for you and you need to find pain relief NOW! Three basic pathways towards pain relief exist: the bottle, the body and the brain. Let's explore which pathway might be right for you.
Some turn to a bottle of pills or, sadly, a bottle of alcohol to find pain relief. The most readily available pain relievers are available without a prescription, without accessing medical care an...
Generic Name: ACETAMINOPHEN - ORAL Pronounced: (a-SEET-a-MIN-oh-fen) Extended Pain Relief Oral Uses
This product is a combination of aspirin, acetaminophen,
and caffeine. It is used for the temporary relief of pain from conditions such
as muscle aches, toothaches, menstrual cramps, or headaches (including
migraine). Aspirin and acetaminophen relieve pain by keeping your body from
making certain natural substances. Caffeine helps increase the effects of
aspirin and acetaminophen.
How To Use Extended Pain Relief Oral
See also Warning section.
If you are taking this medication for self-treatment, it
is important to read the manufacturer's package instructions carefully so you
know when to consult your doctor or pharmacist. Follow the instructions on the
package and use this medication exactly as directed. If you have any questions
regarding this medication, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth as directed b...
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