Blog Entries from March 2014

Taking Care of your Skin

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Keeping up with good skin care practices is very important when using the SENSUS device.  Our skin needs to be hydrated and must be allowed to breathe to stay healthy; SENSUS users should pay close attention to the area under the SENSUS device, particularly if using overnight or for multiple therapy sessions during the day.

Take breaks to let your skin breathe:  Take the SENSUS device off when you’re not using it.  If wearing overnight, be sure to remove the device for at least 3-4 hours in the morning.  If you ever feel your skin becoming itchy under the device, remove it until the itching subsides.  If at any point you develop skin irritation from using SENSUS, always wait until your skin has fully healed until using it again in the same location.

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Posted by NeuroMetrix in SENSUS Operation

Managing your Pain: Using a Pain Diary

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Pain is almost impossible to ignore when it’s present, but sometimes easy to forget when it’s gone.  Sometimes small changes that might not be noticeable from day to day can have big effects over longer periods of time.   Using a diary to rate your daily pain levels is a simple and effective way of helping you track your pain over time and learn what is most helpful for you in relieving your pain.

A simple pain diary like the one here will only take a couple of minutes a day to complete, and you’ll find that having this information to share with your doctor will be invaluable in determining the best therapeutic techniques for you in managing your pain.

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Posted by NeuroMetrix in Chronic Pain