Dr Oz: Treat Pain Without Pills
Before you reach for a bottle of pills the next time you have pain, Dr. Oz wants you to hear his advice for treating your pain without medication. He has all of the answers you need to find relief for your 3 biggest pain complaints with these No-Pill Pain Busters!
Dr Oz: Cold Laser Therapy for Neck Pain
Dr. Oz says that neck pain is one of the most common complaints he hears and about 77% of us will experience it in our lives, so he has a no-pill pain buster to end your neck pain. It involves something called Cold Laser Therapy and Chiropractor Steven Shoshany says that it will decrease your pain through the use of a laser, which will increase blood flow to the area and improve muscle elasticity so you can avoid the need for pain medication.
Steven Shoshany, DC, explained that the light from the laser will penetrate into the skin and work to heal the tissue and decrease your pain, but you will not feel a thing during the procedure. Cold Laser Therapy can offer benefit to people experiencing many types of pain and it takes just about 5-10 minutes to complete the procedure.
- Disk Herniation
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Stiff Neck
Dr Oz: Benefits from Cold Laser Therapy Treatment
While it can take 3-5 treatments before you will feel better, it could offer a great deal of relief after just one office visit. Steven Shoshany says that Cold Laser Therapy helps to heal the damaged tissue and improves your range of motion while lessening your need to take pain medication, which is his ultimate goal.
Dr Oz: TENS Devices to Treat Pain at Home
While there are many machines and gadgets that offer you pain relief if you visit the office of your doctor or chiropractor, some of us would like to be able to treat our pain right at home. Dr. Oz says that there are finally gadgets available for purchase, so that you ease your pain without leaving home and without reaching for a pill bottle.
Mario Armstrong, Technology and Gadget Expert, explained that these TENS gadgets work by applying small electrodes to the area of your skin where you feel pain. After you apply the electrodes to your skin you simply turn on the device and choose a comfortable amount of stimulation, being careful not to choose an intensity level that is too high at first. You will feel a pulsing sensation as the TENS Device works to lessen your pain.
- Cost is $99-$150
- No Prescription Necessary
- Found at Gadget Stores, Department Stores or online
- Sometimes covered by Insurance Companies
Dr. Oz: TENS Device Reviews for Back Pain
Mario Armstrong told Dr. Oz that this type of device can be used on most every area of the body, with the exception of your neck and jaw or head. It is great for treating pain in all other areas of the body, though, like painful joints or the lower back area. He says that you can do this treatment for 15-30 minutes at a time, several times a day, especially if you experience chronic pain.
Dr Oz: Pregnant Women Should Avoid TENS Devices
Most everyone can benefit from the use of this gadget in treating their pain, but Mario Armstrong says that there are some groups of people who should avoid it.
- Pregnant Women
- People with heart conditions
- People with a pacemaker