Various technologies can help the patients to get relief from chronic pain.
FREMONT, CA : The severity of the pain, the underlying cause, and the pain's location influence the treatment options for chronic pain.
Self-care, workouts, multiple treatments, drugs, and interventional methods are effective chronic pain management techniques. It is not appropriate to select only one treatment option, in some cases, a combination of treatments might be the best option.
The technologies listed below are part of the self-care category, which is important in chronic pain management. There are other types of self-care, beginning with the most basic: rest. Exercise is another type of self-care that can help patients manage the symptoms while keeping them safe. Physical therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), relaxation techniques, and other chronic pain treatments are available. Wherever necessary, prescription and nonprescription medications may help treat chronic pain, but interventional procedures, like injections and surgery, are only prescribed in the most serious cases.
Electrical stimulation, also known as E-stim, is a technology that uses mild electrical pulses to affect nerves or muscles through the skin. These electrical pulses support nerves' stimulation for pain relief, likely by blocking pain signals from nerves to the spinal cord and brain.
TENS, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, is a pain-relieving procedure that uses a mild electrical current to stimulate nerves and cause a pain-relieving response. A TENS pain relief machine generates an electric current applied to the body through electrode pads connected to the skin around or near the area to be treated for pain. The electrical impulses prevent the transmission of pain signals while also stimulating endorphins, which function as natural pain relievers.
The alternating electrical current pulses generated by a radio wave in the suggested frequency range of 20 kHz to 300 GHz is known as radiofrequency (different sources specify different ranges). It is a low-energy, high-frequency alternating current that heats a small nerve tissue area, reducing pain signals.