New research shows that the pain signal may be simply an "electrical leak" from an ion channel. As previously written there is a connection between the opening and closing of ion channels and electrical polarity charges. The new finding by a team of scientists at KU Leuven indicates the actual pain message is electrical and is short circuited due to chemical changes in the ion channels. The ongoing research is showing the chemical and physical relationship of pain and electrical polarities.
For many patients using tens units the largest cost is the cost of the electrodes, which is the reason we recommend having your insurance company purchase the unit so the future supply costs are covered, and our video shows ways to prolong the life of and save money on tens electrodes. With interferential therapy mode, available only on the Infrex Plus unit, the interferential treatments are needed less, due to carryover pain relief, , thus reducing the need for as many electrodes as a tens unit requires.
Bob and Elizabeth Johnson, Physical Therapist, show you money saving tips to help reduce your costs and increase the efficacy of reusable electrodes by increasing the conductivity surface area.