CLEVELAND, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Melisa Estes, who is a pain specialist in Jupiter, Florida, sees many patients who suffer from chronic knee pain. She recently began incorporating a new technology into her treatment regimen.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, also known as TENS, sends electrical stimulation to the source of patients' knee pain. That stimulation inhibits pain signals from reaching the brain, and that reduces pain.
DJO Global of San Diego announced the launch of the Empi Active™ Knee System recently. It uses TENS to reduce knee pain.
"I like using it because it can help decrease the amount of pain medication that a patient may take," said Dr. Estes.
Physicians are concerned about the addictive nature of pain medicine and its possible side effects. The most recent figures show over 250 million drug prescriptions for pain medications are written every year in the United States.
Dr. Abdallah Kabbara, who practices in the Cleveland, Ohio area, not only prescribes this new therapy, but he uses it himself to treat a knee injury from practicing martial arts with his children.
"I am fascinated with simple stuff that works for the patient," he said.
"I know from personal experience that the treatment works well on musculoskeletal strains. When I tell my patients that I was a patient and it helped me, it obviously builds confidence that it might work for them, too," Dr. Kabbara added.
To read the news story: http://www.oh-yay.com/a-new-weapon-to-fight-knee-pain-8811535.html
To get more information about the DJO Empi Active Knee System: http://www.empiactivepaincontrol.com
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SOURCE DJO Global