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Product News: PainXit TENS Machine – pain relief at the click of a button!

Pain relieving device

PainXit TENS Machine

For the 10 million people in the UK who experience back, neck and muscle pain*, a simple and effective product is now available which can offer TENS machine pain relief, without the need for wires or sticky pads.

The PainXit TENS machine has just been launched in the UK by specialist online agent designed2enable. Clinically proven and 100 per cent natural, PainXit targets pain with a simple click of a button. Designed by the creator of the million selling PainGone Pen, PainXit is ideal for use by those with arthritis and weak hand function.

 

PainXit for pain relief

PainXit for pain relief

TENS (Trans-cutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) machines are a popular pain relieving device which allow people to manage their pain. TENS activates the body’s own endorphins, which are the body’s natural defense against pain, relieving both chronic and acute pain.

The effects of pain on the UK economy are staggering. In 2013, 131 million working days were lost in the UK due to sickness, reported by the ONS (Office for National Statistics). The main cause for working days lost in 2013 was musculoskeletal conditions (such as back and neck pain), leading to 31 million days lost.

PainXit can be used for various types of pain, both chronic and acute:

  • Arthritis, rheumatism and osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia, chronic neuropathy
  • Muscle pain, back and shoulder pain
  • Tennis elbow and knee pain
  • Lumbago and sciatica
  • Sports injuries and phantom limb pain
  • Post fracture pain and post-surgical recovery

Further information on PainXit can be found at http://www.designed2enable.co.uk/product/painxit 

* Royal College of General Practitioners – Birmingham Research Unit. Annual prevalence report 2006. -

Guest Article by Arthritis Digest – Brain Chemical Gives New Clues In Treating Chronic Pain

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A chemical in the brain usually associated with movement, reward-motivation behaviour and cognition may also play a role in promoting chronic pain, according to experts from The University of Texas in Dallas.

A research group followed the sequence of pain impulses travelling from the brain to the spinal cord in mice. They found that by removing a collection of neurons (called A11) that contain dopamine, chronic pain was diminished.

“These findings demonstrate a novel role for how dopamine contributes to maintaining chronic pain states,” explains Dr Ted Price who is involved in the research. “This may open up new opportunities to target medicines that could reverse chronic pain.”

We know that pain signals travel like electricity from an injury to the spinal cord where they pass pain signals to other cells. Those pain signals then travel upward and relay the information to neurons in the brain. There is no one pain centre in the brain, but experts believe that chronic pain may change how these pain centres are activated.

In people with chronic pain, neurons continue to send pain signals to the brain, even in the absence of injury. We don’t yet know why but it could be because of the A11 neurons. The current research found that these neurons didn’t affect acute pain, but they did have a profound effect on chronic pain. By targeting these neurons in mice with chronic pain, the researchers permanently reversed a chronic pain state.

“In future studies, we would like to gain a better understanding of how stress interacts with A11,” Dr Price says. “And we’d like to know more about the interaction between molecular mechanisms that promote chronic pain and dopamine.”

Source: Arthritis Digest magazine, http://arthritisdigest.co.uk