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Do tens machines work particularly well for tmj?

Do tens machines work particularly well for tmj?

No: Tens units "confuse" the brain in the perception of pain signals. Tens may or may not be helpful for many pain conditions but not for any particular painful condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Colin Sanner
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Tens (Definition)

Is an acronym standing for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. We've found that by over-stimulating certain nerves, it "short circuits" the ...Read more


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Bmi machines do they work?

Bmi machines do they work?

Please clarify: Hi. Please clarify what you mean by "BMI machine". BMI (body mass index) is a simple calculation based on your height and weight. You don't need a machine to get your BMI...just go online and use the BMI calculator on any of the sites. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do energy bands work?

Do energy bands work?

They work as well...: They work as well as wearing a rubber band, a friendship bracelet, a lucky charm, or any other bracelet or item that makes the person feel better, stronger, more confident, more lucky, more prepared to meet the challenges of the day, etc... So, in that manner, they do work. Or, looking at it another way, they don't work at all. It all depends on the wearer's perception. ...Read more

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How do pacemakers and defibrillators work?

How do pacemakers and defibrillators work?

Heart Rhythm: Pacemakers control the rate of the heart's beat. Defibrillators deliver shock(s) to try to return the heart to a normal rhythm. ...Read more

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Do defibrillators work?

Do defibrillators work?

Oh yes: Defibrillators are extraordinarily effective devices for the treatment of what would otherwise be fatal lower chamber heart rhythms. That said, they must be used in an extremely timely fashion or their benefits will not prevent irreversible damage from the lack of blood flow seen in these dangerous rhythms. ...Read more

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Do facial exercises actually work?

Do facial exercises actually work?

As in to reduce: Wrinkes? If that's your question, in fact, facial exercises could possibly make facial lines more prominent. It's part of the reason that Botox focuses on "paralyzing" muscles. ...Read more

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How do vacuum pumps work?

How do vacuum pumps work?

Vacuum phenomenon: By placing a tube over the penis and drawing negative pressure, blood is pulled into the penis's cavities and an erection occurs. A constricting band is deployed over the base of the penis trapping the blood and sustaining the erection. When no longer needed, the constricting band is removed and the penis should return to the flaccid state. Just physics. Hope not to leave you up in the air! ...Read more

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Do brain training exercises such as lumosity really work?

Do brain training exercises such as lumosity really work?

Yes: Studies have shown that mental activities such as reading, puzzle games, etc can help prevent mental deterioration and conditions like alzheimer"s. ...Read more

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Do electric toothbrushes work better than non-electric?

Do electric toothbrushes work better than non-electric?

Yes: Until i started useing the electric myself i thought the manuel was as good. But it is not. The electric is much more effective. ...Read more

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Do vibrating weight loss machines work?

Do vibrating weight loss machines work?

They Don't: There is no evidence from controlled clinical trials that these machines work. If you want to lose weight you need to: 1. Do daily exercise for at least 30 minutes, at an intensity sufficient to make you short of breath (get cleared by your doc first) 2. Reduce your daily calorie intake to under 1600 for a man and 1200 for a woman. ...Read more

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Do heating pads work well for fibromyalgia?

Do heating pads work well for fibromyalgia?

Probably: ? heating pad help for fibromyalgia (FM) pain. Painful muscle spasms occur with FM and heat application would likely help. Some sufferers apply cannabis lotion after the heat & then massage these spastic muscle regions; they have reported benefits. The topical cannabis would not cause any significant blood levels or a "high" feeling. ...Read more

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Do doc use medicine to treat pt in physical medicine n rehabilitation? Or only machine n exercise help pt?

Do doc use medicine to treat pt in physical medicine n rehabilitation? Or only machine n exercise help pt?

All options : Physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians use all the options available to treat function problems. This may include prescribing medications, physical or occupational therapy, speech or language therapy, injections, etc. It all depends on the problem being treated. ...Read more

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Tried and true pec workout that doesn't involve equipment?

Tried and true pec workout that doesn't involve equipment?

Push-ups.: Push ups recruit the pec muscle and use the resistance of your own body weight against gravity. No equipment required. ...Read more

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How do isometric exercises work?

How do isometric exercises work?

Muscle length static: Isometric exercises by definition work the contracting muscle with resistance while the muscle maintains a static length. A plank is a great example, whereby you hold a fixed body position by contracting a host of core muscles. Strength and endurance increase measurably with repeated isometric exercises over time. (abdominal core muscles being worked isometric ally to point of fatigue in picture). ...Read more

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Do breast-enlarging massages actually work?

Do breast-enlarging massages actually work?

Probably not.: The ligaments that support your breasts and the skin may stretch, but the volume of your breasts will not change with massage. The only proven way to enlarge breasts is with either implants or fat grafts. ...Read more

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Do defibrillators work in asystole?

Do defibrillators work in asystole?

No: Defibrillators work to disrupt an irregular, rapid, pathological heart beat. They don't "jump start" a heart that is not beating. ...Read more

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Do far infrared gloves for raynauds actually work? How does infrared tech work for warming the hands?

Do far infrared gloves for raynauds actually work? How does infrared tech work for warming the hands?

Heat: Infrared is just the physics term for "heat". "far infrared gloves" are a gimmick - just use the most comfortable regular gloves you can find. You'll like them more, they'll cost less, and they'll work just as well. ...Read more

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