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"Technaceuticals"-- The Future of Pain Relief!

As we ponder the opioid crisis and the rise in heroin usage, and death from drug overdoses, we must wonder what the future holds.  We've seen the development of many types of pain management devices--Alpha Stim®, Sensus®, Cefaly®, Quell®,iovera®, and Oska Pulse ® are a few of these.
Due to fears of addiction, and shifting medical opinions on the management of chronic pain, these devices are potential options for pain sufferers everywhere.

These devices have many advantages for potential users:

  • Drug free pain relief--reduced risk of drug interactions and/or side effects of drugs
  • Unlike prescription refills, many offer a free trial period to see if the product is effective.
  • After initial expense, maintenance costs are relatively low. Can lead to more cost effective pain relief!
  • May help to postpone or completely eliminate the need for surgery or use of medications altogether
It's really up to the patient to decide whether or not to pursue this avenue. It's good for the patient to talk to their health care providers about the best options.  For many, it could be a win-win situation!

Sources: NY Daily News; YouTube


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