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PAIN MANAGEMENT: WiTouch

Posted on: September 26th, 2013 by Knueppel HealthCare Services No Comments

The WiTouch

 

The WiTouch (pronounced “why touch” as in WiFi) is the first wireless remote controlled pain relief device utilizing TENS technology to specifically target and treat low back pain. It has been FDA cleared for over-the-counter sales.

 

If you have back pain and are looking for a drug free alternative to help you make it through the day, then the WiTouch may be right for you!

 

The function of TENS is really pretty straightforward. It works by suppressing the transmission of nerve pain, and reducing the sensitivity of pain. The WiTouch accomplishes this while being small, lightweight and discreet.  Its thin and flexible design allows the WiTouch to contour perfectly over the surface of the back for a perfect fit on virtually anyone. You can wear it under your clothes for treatment on your own schedule without any wires!

 

The WiTouch

The WiTouch

Features:

  • Drug Free solution with no side effects, no pills to take
  • Thin, lightweight, and flexible design perfectly contours the back for a perfect fit on almost any body type
  • Comfortable and discreet – wear under your clothing for hours of pain relief when you need it
  • Completely Wireless; no lead wires, bulky back wraps or belts
  • Portable and convenient for travel
  • Over 150 30-minute treatments before changing batteries
  • Replaceable Gel Pads for multiple back pain relief applications
  • As powerful as professional equipment
  • The WiTouch is Made in the USA
  • The wireless remote controls intensity level and power with just three simple buttons

 

FAQs @ WiTouch Wireless TENS Unit

1.) What is TENS?

TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) is a non-invasive, drug free method of controlling pain by the transmission of electrical stimulation to the body’s nerve or muscle fibers through the skin. Pain relief or supression is achieved by: Supressing the transmission of pain in nerves and increasing the discharge of the body’s endorphins, which reduces the sensivity to pain in the central nervous system . The WiTouch’s exclusive and patented waveform incorporates BOTH clinical theories of TENS to provide immediate and long-lasting pain relief. It provides a safe, easy to apply, medically approved pain management system for self-treatment when needed. The WiTouch is perfect for those with chronic low back pain.

 

2.) How long can I wear my WiTouch?

WiTouch can be worn all day. The device does not have to be removed between stimulation treatments.

 

3.) Can I use the WiTouch on another body area besides my back?

No, WiTouch is designed to specifically fit the back for the treatment of back pain and will not fit other body areas to allow optimal performance.

 

4.) Can I use WiTouch when I am working?

WiTouch can be worn at home or at the office, but it should not be worn in work settings in which heavy machinery is operated or any situation in which electrical stimulation can put you at risk of injury. WiTouch should not be worn during strenuous physical activity as this may affect the proper adhesion of the device.

 

5.) Do I have to use the Gel pads?

Yes, the WiTouch device can ONLY be used with the gel pads designed specifically for WiTouch. Attempted use of WiTouch without WiTouch Gel Pads can result in skin irritation or burns.

PAIN MANAGEMENT: LTO

Posted on: September 17th, 2013 by Knueppel HealthCare Services No Comments

For over a year now, KHS has been pleased to offer the LaserTouchOne (LTO). The LTO, a revolutionary, alternative pain-relief device uses micro-current technology in the effective treatment of  back and neck pain, hip and knee pain and sprains, strains and soft tissue swelling.  Doctors, nurses and alternative healers have already seen how this break-through technology is capable and proven to accelerate the healing process of severe injuries and other causes of chronic pain.

 

The LaserTouchOne

The LaserTouchOne

Low Level Laser Therapy (aka cold laser) is a well-established therapy for pain relief and the rehabilitation of numerous injuries. The laser light penetrates tissue where it is absorbed by cells and effectively stimulates healing and rapid pain relief. As a result, oxygen flows more freely and promotes natural healing.

 

This FDA approved, non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical pain relief device is effective in the treatment of:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Hip and knee pain
  • Foot, ankle and leg pain
  • TMJ/jaw pain
  • Muscle tension
  • Tendonitis/bursitis
  • Sprains, strains and soft tissue swelling
  • Tennis and golf elbow

 

FAQs @ LTO

1) Do I need a prescription?
No. In April 2010 the Food and Drug Administration approved the LaserTouchOne™ for over-the-counter use. It no longer requires a prescription to purchase.
 

4) How long should each treatment last?
Optimal results are achieved by treating a single area no more than 4-6 minutes at a time. Depending on your pain level, you can treat each area up to five times each day.

SEPTEMBER IS PAIN AWARENESS MONTH

Posted on: September 13th, 2013 by Knueppel HealthCare Services No Comments

At KHS we pride ourselves on being able to cover all of your orthopedic, women’s health, compression hosiery and even mobility needs. But sometimes you just have pain; we all do. We join other health care providers all over the country in recognizing the importance of pain awareness and management in September, Pain Awareness Month. Our September blogs highlight different aspects of pain treatment, all with a common theme: your comfort. For more information and products to help you manage pain, visit us at: http://www.http://http://www.knueppels.com/blog/.

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