PainPod Features in The Guardian Newspaper Publicised Health Awareness Campaign – “Managing Pain 2019”

PainPod Features in The Guardian Newspaper Publicised Health Awareness Campaign – “Managing Pain 2019”

PainPod Pain Relief & Health Awareness Campain

When you suffer from chronic pain, even the smallest everyday tasks can seem challenging and burdensome. The PainPod is an easy to use and drug-free TENS/EMS device that offers effective pain relief during recovery and to boost performance, benefitting anyone, of any age wanting a pain free life.

This world best-selling device has already been listed as 2019’s best Health Tech Gadget by Forbes Magazine, as well as recently being featured in ‘The Best in Home Health Gadgets’ on ITV This Morning.

Health Awareness campaign

Results in Wellness are delighted to be part of the Health Awareness campaign how to manage pain by “responding to the global burden of pain”.

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Health Awareness’ current campaign offers a wide range of information, advice and inspiration to both healthcare professionals and members of the public looking for alternative solutions to deal with chronic pain.

Antonio Robustelli a Sports Performance Consultant – Applied Sport Scientist/Technologist – Strength & Conditioning Specialist recently published an article about the internationally acclaimed PainPod on the saying:

“The role of the Sports Scientist is to keep athletes and players on track with minimal adverse side effects.

Pain, and its effective management, can make or break an athlete’s career.  Anyone viewing Andy Murray’s emotional press conference before the Australian Open this year couldn’t help but be moved.  The tennis pro announced his retirement stating he’d been struggling physically for a ‘long time’, particularly with his hip injury. Hearing Murray describe his daily battle with pain (severe enough for him to struggle putting socks and shoes on) brought home to many the sheer grit required to compete at the highest level.

When treating athletes, the difference between pain resolution and pain management is thrown into sharp relief. In the sports world, as in any other arena, our long-term aim is pain resolution: to eliminate the problem at the source. Frequently we’re called to deal with situations where the onset of pain is unexpected and arises in the absence of any trauma or muscle strains. Our role is to keep the players on track with minimal adverse side effects, so they can get their job done and perform.”

Antonio Robustelli stated: 

“In sports medicine, as in everyday life, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are so commonplace as to be virtually invisible. During international events like the Olympic Games and World Cup, the daily use of NSAIDs are reported to be as high as 25-35%. This despite well-documented side-effects ranging from hypertension and gastrointestinal diseases to asthma exacerbation.

Increasing numbers of sports scientists regard a transition to new pain management methods for athletes to be imperative. Especially given the high levels of competition reached by professional athletes today. The triggers are multi-factorial: traumas, daily stress, training load, recovery needs, fatigue accumulation, tissue stress, travel frequency, nutrition issues and disrupted sleeping habits. All of which contribute to creating the neurological/biochemical breakdown that leads to the appearance of pain. Given the sheer accumulation of internal and external stimuli, the additional biochemical disruption caused by NSAIDs is undesirable to say the least.”

Antonio Robustelli continues by explaining that the future of drug-free pain management in sport can be achieved by TENS/EMS:

“Neuromodulation in its various forms has been used to manage pain since Egyptian times. The term describes both a biological/physiological process and a ‘therapeutic’ approach. One of the most important and widely studied neuromodulation approaches is the use of current to modulate pain sensation by targeting afferent sensory nerves using Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, (TENS) and to elicit a neuromuscular response by targeting efferent motor nerves using Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS).

Since the 1960s, TENS/EMS devices have evolved virtually beyond recognition. Health professionals have applied them in a wide range of contexts, from deep-brain stimulation and spinal cord stimulation up to the more recent Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES). Today’s research is cutting edge and tremendously exciting, focussing on human-brain interface systems.

Recognition of the efficacy of multi-application TENS/EMS devices has been reinforced by notable results in sports performance. Thanks to the intuition and practical application of some innovative coaches and trainers in the 1980s and 90s, the use of EMS to improve strength and conditioning opened a new window into understanding how the nervous system adapts to stimuli. It was due in large part to the success of these devices in delivering EMS as a form of training, rather than therapy, that mindsets changed.

Today’s devices allow athletes and their physiotherapists to select and administer an array of treatments; from cupping, kneading, and tapping massage techniques to acupuncture functions. The widespread use of TENS/EMS devices such as the pioneering PainPod 3 among athletes for performance enhancement and pain management is changing the face of sports science. The perceived success of pain management remains a notoriously challenging area for research, with so much depending on an individual’s circumstances and the condition being treated. However, for an increasing number of sports scientists the case for effective drug-free pain management has been made.”

The Health Awareness campaign “Managing Pain 2019” was published on March, 21 in The GuardianResults in Wellness are proud to be featured alongside the article written by Professor Lars Arent-Nielsen, Dr. Med, PHD/President, International Association for the Study of pain (IAPS).

Professor Lars Arent-Nielsen wrote in the recent Guardian article: 

“Pain is having a huge impact on patients and their families’ lives across the world. Through better recognition of pain, treatments and management outcomes can improve life for those living with chronic pain. IASP is committed to leading this effort. 

“Chronic pain is a leading factor in contributing to the global burden of disease, primarily through the burden of disability. The Global Burden of Disease study (Vos team al. Lancet 2015, 386, 743-800) ranks health loss resulting from premature death and disability from a wide range of disease and injuries. The health burden of pain to societies and associated costs are enormous to our citizens, institutions and communities globally. Pain is prominent in chronic musculoskeletal conditions (e.g. neck, lower back and joint pain), as a consequence of acute events (e.g. trauma and/or accidents), which may lead to chronic pain, and as a lingering side effect of disease (e.g. cancer) and its treatments (e.g. chemotherapy).”

Professor Lars Arent-Nielsen reported: 

“According to Andrew SC Rice, Professor of Pain Research at Imperial College London and IASP Councillor, “the data from the Global Burden of Disease Study have given us a remarkable clear understanding of the huge burden of disease and disability that is driven by chronic pain. What is striking is that this observation is reproduced across all countries, healthcare systems and economies. As such, these findings have major global health and societal implications and should place chronic pain firmly at the centre of debates regarding healthcare, welfare, and research allocation priorities.

In trying to cope with chronic pain, patients and their families face mental health challenges (unemployment), and social pressures (isolation, socila stigma). These cause a tremendous burden on the fabric of our society and the lives of the individuals. Furthermore, chronic pain shortens life span and has a significant impact on quality of life. Fiona Blyth, professor of Public Health and Pain Medicine at the University of Sydney and an IASP member and collaborator of the Global Burden study notes that, “Globally, the huge disability burden related to chronic pain is being driven by ageing human populations around the world. I developing countries, population ageing is happening very rapidly in societies with fewer recourse available to address the pain burden.”

In order to improve the way that pain conditions and treatments are recognised by national healthcare systems around the world, IASP has been working with the World Health Organization (WHO) to support eraser get and data necessary to introduce new pain classification codes in the 11th version of the InternationalClassification of Disease (ICD-11) system. IASP-WHO Liaison, Professor Rolf-Detlef Treede, Chair of Neurophysiology, Centre for Biomedicine and Medical Technology Mannheim, Heidelberg University reports:

“If pain is better recognised as a disease state among healthcare systems, our members will have better data to advance research to better understand the true magnitude of the problem and consequently to improve the provision of advanced treatment options.

Cross-sector collaboration is needed in order to adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to better understand the complex nature of pain. Along with additional research, pain education is critical to improved treatments and outcomes

Patients living with pain and their families are important partners in education efforts, awareness campaigns, and working groups focused on solutions to ease the burden of pain globally.

Collaborative engagement between patients and their families, along with patient advocacy organisations, ensures that the patient’s perspective is represented in framing the burden of pain and in developing a global strategy address this problem globally. Now, more than ever, we need to work together to implement new solutions and address the burden of pain on our society.”

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