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TENS Therapy for Back Pain

TENS Therapy for Back Pain

If you’re experiencing back pain, you might have heard of TENS therapy. This holistic method of pain management offers a safe and effective way of relieving pain so you can go about everyday activities. This guide provides an insight into what TENS electrotherapy for back pain is, how it works, how to use it to relieve back pain properly, and the best TENS pad placement for back pain.

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Six Kinesiology Tape Benefits (Explained by a Chiropractor)

Six Kinesiology Tape Benefits (Explained by a Chiropractor)

You may have noticed it on the arms and legs of your favorite professional and collegiate athletes. You may see it on people working out at your local gym or on runners competing in a 5k race. Even though it became a worldwide sensation in the 2008 Summer Olympics, thanks to the United States women's volleyball team, Kinesiology tape has been around since the 1970s. All thanks to the Japanese chiropractor Dr. Kenzo Kase. 

Kinesiology tape is commonly used but remains a mystery by many. We see athletes use it all the time, but never quite understand what for. These six benefits offer insight and answer common questions such as "how does kinesiology tape work," "what is kinesiology tape good for," and "can you reuse kinesiology tape."

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The Ultimate Guide to TENS Units

The 2022 Ultimate Guide to TENS Units

If you’re looking for pain relief, you may have considered or had TENS units recommended to you. They’re incredibly popular nowadays, and many people swear by them to relieve all different kinds of ailments. But if you’re new to TENS therapy, it can be overwhelming to try to research what it is and if it’s a good fit for you in particular. 

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about TENS units, including what they are, how to use them, and how to find the best unit for you.  

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Science-Backed Red Light Therapy Benefits and Uses

Science-Backed Red Light Therapy Benefits and Uses

While it may sound too good to be true, red light therapy has proven itself to be a universal treatment for many health conditions. The history of red light therapy research goes as far back as 1967 when the first device was developed, and into the 1990s, NASA started studying red light therapy for pain relief. This article will go through the many benefits and uses of red light therapy to better understand how it can help. Studies back each use and benefit to show results.

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The Ultimate Guide to Pain Management

The 2022 Ultimate Guide to Pain Management

Nearly everyone experiences pain at one point or another in their lives. It can manifest in many ways, from headaches to back pain to muscle soreness, and can have a multitude of causes, like injury or surgery.

We've broken down 9 different types of pain management to help you decide which is best for you. 

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How to Alternate Hot and Cold Therapy

How to Alternate Hot and Cold Therapy

If you are combatting an injury and looking for treatment options, temperature therapy is likely on your radar. However, many newbies to these therapy options are unsure of what to do. Excessive heat or cold can slow the healing process!

There is a low-cost, low-risk treatment for pain relief that you can do at home. Contrast therapy centers around the idea of using both heat and cold on an injury to treat pain – in an alternation. Please reference this guide on how to alternate hot and cold therapy for an injury to ensure your success.

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