What is Back Pain ?
The human back is a complex structure consisting of bone, joints, nerves, muscle, tendons and ligaments surrounding the spinal cord. In itself back pain is not a disease. It is a symptom of a range of medical issues concerning one or more of the many parts that constitute the upper and lower back. Back pain is one of the more common complaints people of all ages endure. It is something most people experience in their lives, but its likelihood does increase with age.
It affects women and men in equal numbers and most experience back pain for relatively short time periods, alleviating from 3-6 weeks with care. However, some people will develop ongoing pain that lasts for more than 3 months. When it strikes it can restrict all aspects of your life – family, social, work, and recreation. Without successful treatment, persistent back pain can have detrimental effects on the state of mind and mental wellbeing.
Types of Back Pain
Back pain is a broader term concerning discomfort anywhere along the spine, and in some cases extending down one or both legs.
Characteristics of back pain include:
- Ache, tension or stiffness
- Shooting or stabbing pain
- Pain that radiates down one or both legs
- Pain that worsens or restricts activity such as bending, lifting, standing, walking
- Pain that improves with reclining
- Limited movement at the chest and torso areas
- Tenderness with applied pressure along the spine
With the back being such a complex structure, the causes of back pain are not fully understood by traditional medicine. The pain often comes from the ligaments and surrounding muscles and not from any significant bone damage to the spine, where major trauma or injury has not occurred.
Many things can cause back pain – structural issues such as muscle strains or disc damage, lifestyle issues such as being overweight or sedentary and poor posture, and work or recreational activities where heavy lifting or sudden unnatural movement occurs. Specific medical conditions can also cause back pain including arthritis, sciatica, osteoporosis, ankylosing spondylitis, and spinal stenosis.
Why Oska Pulse?
Oska Pulse is a portable, wearable device that targets back pain at its source.
Clinically tested and doctor recommended, it stimulates the muscle and tissue in the back area to encourage repair and relieve aches and pains.
Drug-free, non-invasive and with no known side-effects Oska Pulse utilizes Pulsed Electromagnetic Field technology – or PEMF – To enable the individual to start living with less pain.
The Technology Behind Oska Pulse
You’re probably asking yourself – why have I never heard of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy (PEMF)? Although not widely known, PEMF technology has been utilized in the medical community for over 60 years. Electromedicine is slowly making a resurgence in the United States and Oska Pulse is unique in that it is one of the only portable and affordable PEMF devices on the market.
PEMF uses low level electromagnetic waves that target the source of the various types of pain encouraging recovery at a cellular level, speeding up the natural healing processes of your body.
How It Works?
Oska Pulse emits a continuous pulsing field that passes through all tissue types. These fields will also pass through clothing, so Oska Pulse does not have to be directly in contact with your skin. Imagine a pebble being thrown into a lake – small waves radiate from the center until they disappear into the distance.
Similarly, small electromagnetic waves produced by Oska Pulse travel to the pain site to soothe and relieve.
Turn on Oska Pulse
Place on or near the area of pain
Enjoy a 90-minute session
How Is Oska Pulse Used?
Oska Pulse does not need to make direct contact with your skin or even be on your body. The field has a diameter of 22”, so Oska Pulse can be positioned near the area of pain and still be effective. Within 8-10” of the pain is optimal. Oska Pulse offers the flexibility of treatment as you go about your daily activities. Use it at home, on-the-go or in partnership with your doctor.
It can be placed in your pocket or purse depending on where you need pain relief. With the included compression wrap, Oska Pulse can also be worn over or under clothing around the leg, arm or waist. Oska Pulse is powered by a rechargeable battery, just like your cell phone, that is simply charged using the included cable. A full charge takes just 3 hours and will then last for approximately 10 hours of use.
Charge the Device
Use the Wrap
Put on Your Body
In most people, back pain will subside within 6 weeks. Every back is unique. And in some cases ongoing pain management is a reality, especially with aging. With each case of recurrent or ongoing back pain it is important to find the treatment – or combinations of treatments – that work for the individual. When this point is reached, most people are able to continue to lead a full active life at work and at play. This is where Oksa Pulse may be able to help.