This post was developed in partnership with Bayer, as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received the Aleve® Direct Therapy TM TENS Device and compensation to facilitate my review.
For my husband and I – sore lower backs have become a huge part of our lives. I am at the barn taking care of our horses every day. There are no days off – or at least very few. Bales of hay are heavy, grain is heavy, bedding is heavy and mucking stalls are heavy. Now none of that would be a big deal if we did it all day, every day. But instead we have much less physical careers during the day. We are more of the “weekend athlete” type of people.
So how do we manage the occasional muscle soreness? With Aleve, a trusted name in pain management. They have recently introduced the Aleve Direct Therapy TENS Device, so lower back pain relief comes with a simple touch of a button.
This device is very simple to use. The device itself has the conductive area on the back where you attach gel pads. The pads should only be used by one person and they should last for approximately 2-5 uses.
After using – simply replace the protective backing until the next use. This device should only be used on your lower back and the process is simple. Turn the device on, place it on your lower back according to the instructions then turn the remote on and set the level. You can leave the device on all day and turn it on when needed. It doesn’t make any noise and won’t be an issue for anyone around you.
When done using – simply power it down, replace the gel backings and store it in a clean environment.
Now, as soon as I start to struggle with sore muscles because I may have overdone it the day before at the barn, I turn to my Aleve Direct Therapy TENS Device and I am still able to do all that I need to do for the animals.
Aleve Direct Therapy uses TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) which is a therapy that uses electrical stimulation to relieve pain. There are two clinical theories of how TENS can relieve pain: by blocking the transmission of pain, and by stimulating endorphins, the body’s natural pain-reducing chemicals. This device temporarily provides pain relief associated with sore and aching muscles in the lower back due to strain from exercise or normal household and work activities. Where can you find it? In major stores in the Analgesics aisle near other topical pain relief products. It is also available at online retailers. It utilizes waveform technology and is often described as creating tingling or gentle tapping sensations, depending on the particular phase of the treatment. It also can vary by individual and the intensity selected. Aleve Direct Therapy is adjustable for the level that feels best and the wireless remote makes it simple to adjust. This is a high quality, durable device that provides a high level of stimulation intensity and deep penetrating treatment. It can be worn discreetly throughout the day for 30 minute treatments as needed (waiting 30 minutes between treatment sessions recommended).
So now – I don’t slow down. Not that I ever did before but I can continue throughout my day a bit more comfortably!