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Common Questions About Pain and Treatment

We at TENSSource recognize the physician-patient relationship is personal and critically important in determining the proper diagnosis and subsequent best treatment of your health condition. TENSSource encourages you to be as candid and as detailed as possible with your doctor during your visit. The following questions are offered as a helpful guideline in this effort.

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Orthopedic Bracing as a Treatment Modality

Generally, there are two well known and accepted types of brace support options. First, those designed to support the large weight-bearing, postural musculoskeletal groups such as the neck and back. Second, those intended for the stabilization and flexibility demands of the numerous joints of the body. Both of these types of braces are typically prescribed to provide healing support to an injured or post surgical area, or to protect against injury potentially inherent in certain strenuous physical sporting activities.

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NMES for Decreased Swelling

Swelling can cause pain and loss of motion, which can limit the use of the muscles. Early intervention with NMES devices can increase circulation. Blood flow increases by bringing nutrient-rich blood to the injured area. This increases the range of motion to the injured area and decreases the amount of spasms experienced.

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NMES for Chronic Injury/Post Surgical Pain

Get your muscle fibers working again as soon as possible; as indicated by your healthcare professional. After traumatic injury or surgery, it’s important your muscles regain strength and tone to allow for faster recovery. Neuromuscular Electrotherapy Stimulation (NMES) is a specific gentle and effective type of electrical stimulation whose benefits are two-fold: first, pain control and second, muscle stimulation, which cause muscle fibers to strengthen by contraction.

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TENS for Pain Control

Simply stated, pain is a “beneficial” adverse, sensory signal transmitted by your body’s nervous system in an attempt to alert your body to an injury or condition. The purpose of the pain stimulus is to prevent further insult to the injured area by causing restriction of motion; inflammation. This pain sensation may be perceived as chronic and debilitating in nature, ultimately, resulting in the inability to perform many of your essential daily activities. (i.e., work, sports/exercise and recreational)

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Electrotherapy Treatment Information

For decades, Electrotherapy has been used by Doctors to help manage pain, increase blood flow, decrease muscle spasms, improve range of motion, increase muscle tone, and reduce inflammation.

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TENSSource Working with Providers to Improve Documentation and Avoid Claims Denials

Tampa, FL, October 15, 2014: Healthcare providers across the nation share the frustration of dealing with insurance carriers on coverage and claims issues. Inconsistent application or interpretation of Medicare DMERC guidelines, Milliman USA Care guidelines or HCSC Medical Policies lead to coverage of a patient’s prescribed therapies in one instance by one carrier and denial of the identical claim by another. Sometimes because of a factual gap in the documentation the same carrier will treat what seem to be identical patients differently. All to the detriment of patient care.

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TENSSource Reinforces its Compliance Program with External Audit

Tampa, FL, October 1, 2014: As part of its continuing effort to insure its own compliance with healthcare laws and provide quality products to providers’ patients at competitive prices, TENSSource has arranged for outside auditors to review its records practices and procedures during the last week of October of this year.

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TENSSource Moves into Larger Facility

Tampa, FL, September 15, 2014: Less than one year after beginning its operations in earnest, TENSSource success in providing stellar customer service to provider patients and its consistent support of its providers’ has made it a leading new company in the industry. In anticipation of continued growth and a larger market share of retail DME sales and to insure it had the resources necessary to maintain the customer service and support which has made its reputation, TENSSource has moved to a new, larger and more modern facility which can accommodate this increased demand for industry-leading services.

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TENSSource Continues to Monitor Changes in Federal and State Laws

Tampa, FL, September 1, 2014: Conscious of its being in, and dealing with practitioners who work in, a highly regulated industry TENSSource continues its diligent monitoring of state and Federal laws and changes in them and interpretations of those laws by the OIG and various regulating bodies.

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