What is SofPulse?SofPulse® uses targeted microcurrents to transmit gentle pulses to the tissue to help reduce swelling and speed up the natural recovery process. The low levels of microcurrent are completely safe and in fact, are 1000 times lower than those emitted by a mobile phone...
About the Healing ProcessWhen the body is injured, whether a cut/scrape or a surgical procedure, signals are released from the injured tissues that tell the body to begin the healing process. Inflammation is the first and most uncomfortable phase of the healing process. In this phase, the small vessels that carry blood throughout the body enlarge to allow blood and infection-fighting white blood cells to easily pass through the vessel walls and enter the surrounding tissues. Although painful, this is a very important part of the healing process.
In the next phase of healing (proliferation), oxygen that is carried to the injured tissues promotes the growth of new blood vessels and cellular-level tissues. The final phase of healing is completed with the development of new collagen and tissue/skin regrowth (remodeling).
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How SofPulse Works?
Treatment with SofPulse allows you to better manage pain without the adverse side effects of narcotics and anti-inflammatory medication. SofPulse reduces edema, the resulting pain level and thereby decreases the requirement for medication. With less pain and less medication, you can move around sooner, which stimulates the body’s natural response to healing.
SofPulse Decreases Pain
Patients who use SofPulse therapy report half as much post-procedure discomfort as patients who do not use the therapy.5,6
SofPulse Reduces Swelling
SofPulse enhances the release of the signaling molecule nitric oxide, which is involved in the anti-inflammatory process and therefore helps to reduce pain..
SofPulse Reduces the Need for Prescription Medications
Because patients experience far less pain when using SofPulse, they also require far less prescription medications. Studies have shown a greater than 2.2-fold reduction in narcotic use over the first 48 hours post-procedure.Although inflammation is a natural and necessary part of the healing process, the pain that accompanies the inflammation can be debilitating. The most common method of controlling pain is through the use of narcotic and anti-inflammatory medication. Narcotics have many side effects including nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, vomiting, lower limb weakness, dehydration, etc. Some types of anti-inflammatory medication actually slow the body’s natural process of healing.7
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