Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Electrical Muscle Stimulation is an exceptional way to help the body in the healing process. This is accomplished by sending a very small electrical current into the affected soft tissue injury or muscle spasm. The therapy utilizes this current in an effort to help reduce swelling and release trigger points that may have the muscle locked up. It does this by helping the body to release natural relievers of pain often referred to as endorphins.
This is a great therapy if there is a spasm in a back or neck muscle. It works well in relaxing the muscle and allowing it to return to its normal state rather quickly. Short therapy sessions are excellent at facilitating healing from acute and chronic pain.
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H Wave: Eliminate Pain. Restore Function. H-Wave succeeds where pharmacologic solutions and traditional e-stim can’t. H-Wave gives you a new option for treating soft tissue injuries and chronic pain. This scientifically proven, drug free alternative not only relieves pain but also helps patients achieve long-lasting, rehabilitative benefits. It’s available for in-office treatment option use, which can help keep patients be more compliant with their rehabilitative or post-operative care, and gets them more engaged in managing their condition.
Field-tested and clinically proven
H-Wave’s evidence based-results provide long‑lasting, cumulative, and rehabilitative benefits.
- 79% of H-Wave users reported functional improvements that made it possible to return to activities such as walking, lifting, and sleeping
- 78% of H-Wave users report significant pain reduction
- 65% of users reduced or completely eliminated the need for pain medicine1
- Safe, non-addictive pain relief
- Speeds recovery
- Helps restore function
- Makes physical therapy more productive
- May reduce or eliminate the need for medication
- Returns patients to work faster
Pain Needs A New Approach
With opiate abuse and addiction on the rise, there’s never been a greater need for effective, non-pharmacologic pain relief.
Painkiller misuse and abuse in the United States has been called an epidemic. Deaths attributed to painkiller abuse has risen 300% since 1990, resulting in nearly 100 deaths a day. Among workers’ compensation patients, the total costs for increased absences, decreased productivity, and higher claims totals $1.2 billion dollars.
When used for extended periods of time, drugs can: Impede recovery and improvement of function, create addiction, lose effectiveness, increase cost of treatment by $100,000 or more prevent patients from working or other daily activities, increase risk of depression and other serious medical issues.
How It Works
With two different treatment modes, H-Wave can be used during multiple phases of injury and recovery
MODE 1: LOW FREQUENCY
Active Rehabilitation to Unblock the Pathway to Recovery
The H-Wave device delivers a low-voltage current that promotes injury recovery and rehabilitation by inducing non-fatiguing muscle contractions that result in interstitial fluid shifts. This process helps eliminate the accumulation of proteins that are often at the root of pain and disability, and it also supports improved circulation and angiogenesis. H-Wave benefits are cumulative and lasting, so over time, a patient can expect to see increased functionality and a reduced need for medication.
Mode 2: HIGH FREQUENCY
Breaking the Chronic Pain Cycle
In high-frequency mode, researchers believe that H-Wave works by affecting the function of the sodium pump within the nerve and thereby creates a profound anesthetic / analgesic effect. The pain relief is so potent that the FDA has cleared H-Wave for use as dental anesthesia. Unlike TENS, these benefits last long after the device is taken off. Only a 30-60 minute session at the office is needed for hours of relief.
H-Wave’s unique technology naturally speeds up the rehabilitation process and manages pain.
H-Wave utilizes the body’s natural response to injury and trauma:
- Activates muscles to stimulate circulation, bringing in nutrients and assisting with recovery
- Promotes faster recovery by triggering the lymphatic system to flush out waste and congestion
- Promotes angiogenesis
- Promotes active rehabilitation, unblocking the pathway to recovery
- Does not mask pain; shuts it down and breaks the chronic pain cycle
Why PubMed and MEDLINE indexing are so important:
The system of Evidence Based Medicine creates checks and balances and a benchmark for credibility. Researchers, the Universities that employ them, Medical Journals, and the Peer-Review boards of those journals are all part of the checks and balances process to ensure the quality of published articles. The final step to create a benchmark for credibility is to ensure that the journal itself is credible; which is a role of the National Institute of Health and MEDLINE.
Medline is the largest component of PubMed, the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s database of biomedical citations and abstracts. Journals are only indexed by MEDLINE after meeting specific standards related to the quality of content and quality of editorial work, and the criteria considered to determine whether or not to index a journal for MEDLINE are significant. The final decision is made by the Director of the National Library of Medicine, based on considerations of both scientific policy and scientific quality. The Board of Regents of the Library sets policy for the Library. The Literature Selection Technical Review Committee has been established to review journal titles and assess the quality of their contents. U.S. National Library of Medicine MEDLINE Journal Selection
Articles published in journals that are indexed by MEDLINE have met important standards for credibility, allowing the medical community to depart from treatment arising from personal opinions and rely instead on the strength of Evidence Based Medicine.