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Treating Chronic Pain Using the Oska Pulse Device: A double-blind clinical trial with placebo

Posted by Brenna Stillwell on

Treating Chronic Pain Using the Oska Pulse Device: A double-blind clinical trial with placebo
Recently declared a nationwide public health emergency, the misuse and abuse of opioids in the United States takes the lives of more than 90 Americans every day.1 The most recent report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recounted more than 65,000 deaths from drug overdose over a 12-month period—a record high.2 More alarming, however, is that drug overdose deaths have increased every year since 1999, mirroring a similar trend in increased opioid sales.3, 4 In fact, both the amount of prescription opioids sold and overdose deaths involving opioids have more than quadrupled since 1999.4 As one of the most commonly prescribed medications to the 100 million patients experiencing chronic pain in the United States annually, opioids are integral to many pain management practices.5

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Oska Pulse: The Drug Free Pain Relief Alternative to Opioids

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Oska Pulse: The Drug Free Pain Relief Alternative to Opioids

How long ago was it that the word ‘opioid’ became a household word?  Many of us probably can’t really remember when, but one thing is for certain, our world has changed because of opioids, and clearly not for the better.

It’s probably hard to come up with a more devastating modern-day addiction to the painkiller that’s wrecked lives, torn apart families and caused the untimely deaths of so many.

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Regain Control of Your Pain Management

Posted by Robin Carr on

Regain Control of Your Pain Management
If you’re like most people, you get slammed with some type of body pain from time to time.  Whether it’s the result of your workout routine or from hunching over your desk to pound away on your keyboard, lifting up your kids or even from lugging the trash cans out to the curb, it’s almost inevitable that your neck or back or knees or some other body part is going to act up occasionally.

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Oska Pulse: Recover Faster from Strenuous Workouts

Posted by Robin Carr on

Oska Pulse:  Recover Faster from Strenuous Workouts

There is a direct line that can be drawn between an active life and a healthy life, so it’s not surprising that a growing segment of our population is trending toward trying some sort of physical activity to produce positive results.

But what if those results sometimes have a negative after-effect?   Like pain.  Many times, it’s the New Normal following a workout - the annoying, nagging soreness you can experience after a simple physical activity like cycling or running or yoga or cross-training or golf even a low-impact jog along the beach.

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Oska Wellness Q&A with Lesley Paterson

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Oska Wellness Q&A with Lesley Paterson

Lesley Paterson is a professional mountain biker, 3-time world champion in off-road triathlon, and an Ironman triathlon champion. Despite her great success in sports, Lesley has had her share of injury and illness. She has lived with Lyme Disease, upper hamstring tendinopathy, piriformis syndrome, the pectineus pinch, medial tibial stress syndrome, and gut issues, to name a few.   Through the illnesses, injuries, and setbacks, Lesley has been able to overcome by learning to embrace the suck. She shares some of her story and offers practical mental tools to overcome obstacles with a brave spirit in her new book The...

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