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Carex launches AccuRelief TENS pain therapy devices
June 12th, 2014
NORWELL, Mass. – Carex Health Brands has expanded its pain management lineup with the launch of AccuRelief TENS Pain Therapy devices, which employ electronic treatment for pain relief.
Carex's AccuRelief TENS Pain Therapy line includes four devices at a range of price points.
Carex said Thursday that the AccuRelief pain systems represent the first complete line of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) therapy approved by the Food and Drug Administration for full-body, over-the-counter use.
A noninvasive, drug-free alternative, AccuRelief's TENS pain abatement technology works to block the nerve pathway from transmitting pain signals from the pain site to the brain while simultaneously increasing endorphin production.
Carex noted that the electronic therapy brings relief to pain sufferers without the risk of addiction and inconvenience of messy creams, odor, pills and injections.
The product line includes four devices: the AccuRelief Mini TENS Device, a compact unit that delivers targeted pain relief ($29.99 suggested retail price); AccuRelief Single Channel TENS Device, a more powerful unit with six preset body programs ($39.99); AccuRelief Dual Channel TENS Device, which has dual-channel functionality similar to prescription units and can treat large, complex body parts like the lower back or shoulder ($49.99); and AccuRelief Wireless Remote Control TENS Device, a wireless compact electrical unit for hard-to-reach areas that uses a remote control ($89.99).
Carex also offers a full line of AccuRelief replenishment supplies that work specifically with each of the AccuRelief devices.
The company noted that the new products draw from years of expertise in developing and marketing prescription TENS and professional TENS units to physician offices.
"Unlike our competition, our electrotherapy products are born out of a long history of prescription-only and professional TENS devices used and prescribed by physical therapists and chiropractors," according to Jeff Swain, director of marketing for Carex. "Now, due to the FDA's allowance for over-the-counter sale of TENS devices without a prescription, we're able to utilize our expertise to provide well-deserved pain relief to the masses in a nonprescription device — without surgery or addiction."
Swain added that AccuRelief is the only line of TENS therapy devices with a "good, better, best" product offering, from economy to clinical-grade units.