September is officially Pain Awareness Month and I’m excited to be partnering with Omron Healthcare to help raise awareness about the fact that there are drug-free options for pain management. As we grow older we naturally have more aches and pains, but the last thing we want to do is get addicted to painkillers.
I’ve been lucky to not have major pain but my BF, Doug has neuropathy. He gets sharp pains in his legs that came on because of a treatment he received for an illness. At times it can be excruciating. For a while, he was taking pain pills every six hours for pain management but he’s been trying to wean himself off his medication so he won’t be dependent on them.
Up until recently, TENS machines were only available in a doctor’s office. The good news is that Omron has recently released its own Omron Avail wireless TENS device that you can purchase and have at your home.
In the next few weeks, I will be receiving a device to try and will be relating my experience with it in more blog posts. Make sure to follow my blog so you won’t miss more posts about this amazing health device.
About the Omron Avail wireless device for drug-free pain management
TENS means transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. The Omron Avail TENS device is wireless with a dual-channel capability that will provide relief from chronic and acute pain. It can treat multiple pains sites on your body at the same time. You control it using a mobile app called Omron TENS.
It comes with two soft, contoured pads that fit comfortably and securely. There are five programs to soothe your lower back, shoulder, knee, elbow, and leg pain with recommended therapies. You can also design therapies that feel best for you. Pulsation modes are steady, acupuncture-like, knead, tap, and microcurrent with 20 different intensities.
If you have even the slightest bit of arthritis you will love it!
Pain is part of life, but you don’t have to suffer from it
The National Institutes of Health has found that more than half of American adults (126 million) reported some type of pain within the last three months, and more than 25 million reported chronic pain. (pain every day for the preceding three months)
As Baby Boomers, even the slightest wrong move can produce pain. I recently got a pain in the groin simply from walking with the wrong gait. I didn’t fall or do anything klutzy. I simply walked around the neighborhood. It would be nice to have a device you can turn on in the comfort of your home without having to rush to urgent care just because you tweaked an elbow or twisted your knee.
For me, what’s most exciting is to be able to manage pain without drugs, especially with the opioid crisis affecting so many Baby Boomers. There are better solutions, and this is one you should check out if you have debilitating pain.
This post has been sponsored by Omron and I will receive compensation for reviewing the Omron Avail. However, all opinions are my own.