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As a chronic illness patient, I have a lot of pain that can often time be debilitating. I am not a huge fan of consistently taking pain medications due to the fact it wreaks havoc on my GI system and messes with my Crohn’s Disease. I’m not saying I’m against it as I have pain medication stored up for when I need it but I try to wait as long as possible. The issues I have with my bones (osteoporosis, AVN, hip replacements) contribute to a lot of the pain that I have and I am always trying new things to try and help that pain whether it’s physical therapy, exercising, meditating etc. I actually have some AVN in my femur bones that can’t be operated on yet so I basically just have to deal with the pain and it sucks. So I was asked to review the Oska Pulse system that is supposed to help with pain in a non-invasive way and I figured why not give it a shot?
What is it?
It’s a small little device that kind of looks like a spaceship that glows. According to their website this is how it works: ” Pulsed electromagnetic fields or “PEMF” signals similar those in the Oska Pulse device have been used to treat pain and edema in soft tissue for over 60 years. It has been firmly established that tissues including blood, muscle, ligaments, bone and cartilage respond to biophysical input, including electrical and electromagnetic fields.” I know it sounds a bit crazy when you read it, but it’s not invasive and you literally just turn the device on and sit it where you are having pain and there are no known adverse effects to it and it is registered with the FDA.
Did it help?
So I was instructed to use the device 4-6 times a day for a few weeks then 2-3 times a day after that. Now, it’s not a substitute for severe pain but for minor pains it can be beneficial. I used it on my knees because I have AVN in my knees that is extremely painful. I used it as instructed and I really did notice a difference in my pain. It didn’t completely go away but it helped ease it. I did also let my physician know about it just because I like to keep them informed. I am going to keep using it to see long term what it does for me. I think it’s an easy way to help ease some pain even though again it’s not a substitute for severe pain management. The way I approach these things is if they are safe, no side effects and may help me then I will try it as long as my physician knows and agrees with me and then also keep taking my medications as prescribed. I was pleased with my results and there are other patients who have had great results as well. So I would definitely recommend it. Once again you can check out the product on their website Oska Pulse Website