Originally Posted by JD-MDR
I was getting major pain in my lower back , headaches and shoulder pain. I was told it was due to years of physical work
. I was taking Tylenol about 10:30 -11:00 everyday. I tried Advil but then I read the warnings on the container. I was in San Francisco
last year and got the electronic impulse treatment. I have to say it was miraculous. I continued the treatments back home for 10 minutes about once a week for a few months. I don't go any more and I don't have the back pain or headaches at all any more. The shoulders still hurt. They say it's damaged tendons. When I'm out sailing . I have to hang from the rigging
,twist and swing back and forth a little. It makes it better so I can sleep. I see the Electronic Impulse machines are available for reasonable price
but they probably are 110 volt
We have a couple of TENS units, which are about the size of a pack of cards and run on a single
. You put four electrodes on sticky pad around the area in pain and turn on the TENS unit. Just don't turn it up too high.
We first got a TENS unit from a Chiropractor but we got another one when a family member
had shoulder surgery to minimize pain. Eventually THREE shoulder surgeries from one of the top university hospitals. The TENS units worked well for us, along with ice packs. Amazing what a bit of ice will do.
I injured my shoulder a few years ago, and even after a steroid shot, the pain was still present. Tried some Curcumin supplements and they removed the pain completely, unlike taking Ibuprofen or other over the counter pain meds.