Jean was nicknamed “Sunshine” because of her bubbly personality. An airplane mechanic in the United States Air Force for four years, Jean led a very active lifestyle.
“I played golf, went horseback riding. I was always interested in going to fairs and carnivals, and shopping.”
After an accident on the job, being active became a thing of the past. For more than 35 years, Jean dealt with chronic pain in her back and hips. Driving became more difficult. Sleep became impossible.
“It felt like somebody stabbed me with a knife back in there and it was miserable. I didn’t want to talk to anybody or see anybody.”
Living in chronic pain caused her once cheery mood to become grumpy and sour.
She was prescribed physical therapy, as well as Vicodin®, Percocet and Percodan. There was little improvement. Then the RS-4i Plus became part of her home therapy. She noticed a change quickly.
“It almost immediately makes me feel better.”
While she has not been able to get back to some of the things she used to enjoy, she feels the device works better than any of her previous treatments. After using the RS-4i Plus for a month she has less pain, sleeps better and is much happier. Her memory has improved and she can work around her house a bit.
“I think it’s really great. It kind of amazes me how I can feel so bad and then use it and the pain kind of goes away. When the pain is bad, this device alleviates it. It almost feels like a miracle.”
Douglas has been suffering from chronic pain in his back, legs, and feet for more than 20 years. His pain began after conducting a fireman’s carry of a fellow soldier during his nine years of service in the military. Despite the pain, Douglas remained active outside the military, working as a heavy equipment operator and then as an employee for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
His pain escalated following an accident at the TSA. He backed into a shelf while carrying a 75-pound suitcase and struggled to stay upright. He was left with four herniated, bulging vertebral discs in his thoracic and lower back.
“I was in bad shape for a long time. Then the fibromyalgia set in. It got to where I wasn’t active at all. I used a wheelchair half the time, and a cane the other half of the time.”
Over the years Douglas tried many different ways to combat the pain and get back on his feet. A chiropractor helped a little, but the pain kept on returning and getting worse. He also used a TENS unit and prescription medication to block some of the pain so he could go to aqua therapy and physical therapy. Eventually he was referred to the pain management department at his local VA Medical Center and they prescribed the RS-4i Plus.
“Between pain management and the RS-4i, I’m no longer taking narcotics. That’s good. It’s changed my life, boosted my quality of life a lot. I love it. It’s been a real game changer for me, so thank you.”
Kevin was once very active.
“I did a lot with jumps, dives, running, swimming, you name it.”
As natural wear and tear began to set in, he found he could no longer do much without being in pain.
“It was terrible, so bad I couldn’t even function.”
After retiring from 23 years in the military, he began seeking treatment for his chronic musculoskeletal pain at his local VAMC. He tried acupuncture, but it didn’t seem to do much good. He was put on different medications, started physical therapy, massage and used a TENS unit. It all seemed to help, just not enough for him to get back to an active lifestyle.
Once he was prescribed the RS-4i Plus, he found the relief he needed.
“There are days I’m writhing in pain and I put this thing on and go through the cycle for about an hour. The pain just goes away. It has been incredible.”
RS-4i Plus treatments not only relieve his pain, but have reduced his reliance on medication.
“Now I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t have to take it (Vicodin®) every day.”
He still tries to get some exercise by swimming, but finds he can’t push the limits too far just yet.