The PainGone Pen is based on what is known to the medical community as TENS technology. TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. Humans have known for thousands of years that electric impulses are capable of altering the way that we experience pain. With the dawn of the 18th-century physicians began to explore systematic ways in which to apply this knowledge as a therapeutic tool. This is what, eventually, gave rise to TENS units.
TENS therapy provides patients and physicians alike with a non-invasive analgesic technique that can successfully relieve nociceptive, neuropathic, and musculoskeletal pain. Because the PainGone Pen is effectively using a similar principle to the thousands of TENS devices on the market, it follows a similar side effect profile; which means that the PainGone Pen is completely natural and drug-free, so all side effects are minimal. In fact, most patients will experience virtually no side effects.
However, as always, when considering any medical treatment it is important to find all the possibilities. For example, innate sensitivity to the therapy will vary among users. Depending on which area of the body the pen is being applied, sensibility to the electric signals will vary. While most people will barely feel any physical sensation, some few find the sensation of the electricity entering their body disconcerting. Generally speaking, it is simply a matter of becoming accustomed to the effect. This is completely normal and does not indicate that there is a problem with the device.
Although the device is non-invasive, meaning it does not break the skin to apply its therapeutic effect, it should not be used on children since their constitution is considered substantially more delicate than an adult’s.
Other individuals who should consult with a physician before using the PainGone Pen include those who have had a pacemaker inserted, those who suffer from heart arrhythmia, expecting mothers, and patients with epilepsy. If you begin to experience any irritation, itching, or burning sensation when applying the PainGone Pen, treatment should be stopped immediately. Never apply to an open wound. Further care should be taken by patients who are currently taking steroids or anticoagulants.