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Gadgets Galore: Is one of these devices is right for your chronic pain condition?

As the heroin epidemic continues, and the struggle with taming the opioid crisis goes on, the marketplace has become full of many new devices to help those who deal with chronic pain. So today, let's look at some of the new devices that have come out in the past year.  I am surely hoping that someday, someone will read this--or one of my many other posts--and find a reason for hope, and a way to make each and every day brighter.  So, without further ado, here are a few of the devices that came out this year, along with a link and brief description.



1) PainShield®--  This novel device is actually an ultrasound device that is applied to the body via a topical patch.  It is very portable--and battery operated-- so it can be used anywhere, anytime. The manufacturer says it is indicated for pain and soft tissue injuries. Most of the reviews on the product website claim that it is helpful for trigeminal neuralgia that has failed to respond to other therapies.

2) iovera®--Another new device in the pain management marketplace, indicated for breakthrough pain.  According to the developers, the device delivers cold therapy to the painful target.  There are several success stories on the manufacturer's website if you are interested.  You can read my original post here.

3) Oska Pulse is another device that has been introduced to the pain management world in the last year or so. This is also a wearable and delivers pain management via electromagnetic technology.  It is indicated for people who suffer from back, knee, shoulder, muscle and joint pain.  As with the other products discussed today, there are testimonials on the product web site.  I also found an independent product review that you can read here.  My original post about this product can be found at this link.

4) Quell is yet another options for chronic pain sufferers.  It is indicated for back pain, arthritis, nerve, leg or foot pain.  It is said to work by blocking pain signals for widespread pain relief.  The device looks like an adjustable cuff and can be worn discretely by its owner.  It is made to work with a smartphone so the user can make adjustments according to his/her needs.  You can read my original post here.  I did not see user testimonials on the official web page but it's for sale at Amazon and you can read reviews there!

In closing, I would like to say that I appreciate any comments or suggestions you might have. If you have used any of these devices and would like to provide feedback here, that is also welcome!




Sources:  Painshield.com;iovera.com; oskawellness.com;nighthelper.com;amazon.com;wikimedia;flickr

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