Alternative pain management

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Has anyone tried a Quell device? I realize most people on this site have wayto much pain for it to do any good for them. I can't take prescription pain meds daily and was just wondering if anyone has tried this. I feel like all the searches I do are turning up false discussions. They claim it works by triggering the body to release natural pain killers.

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The Quell Device appears, to

The Quell Device appears, to me, to be another form of a TENS unit. While the device seems to sell itself on being wearable, I can safely say I have never had major issues wearing my four-lead Tens unit. I am all for alternative forms of pain relief for those who can not take medication, or wish to avoid taking medication, but not at $250.00. 

There are multiple ways of releasing endorphins naturally, none of which cost $250. A walk. Getting fresh air. Doing a hobby. Etc, etc. It all works on the happiness/reward concept. 

I'm admittedly not as familiar with this device as I should be, but it seems to fall under that category of "miracle product", like those copper bracelets. I would recommend most people ask their Dr for a prescription for a TENS unit, and seeing if the device will be covered under insurance. I've had my unit for almost 10 years, and still haven't had to change the batteries, for whatever that is worth. 

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Was just checking them

Was just checking them out...because of my occupation I can't take presription pain meds most of the time. The initial cost of $250 is for the unit. $30 dollars a month for the leads afterwards. These units are strapped to your calf and worn 24hrs a day. They aren't covered by most insurance companys but are deductible and covered by the pre-tax med cards. They CLAIM the company makes the profits from the monthly sale of the leads, that @ $250 this is little profit on the sale of the device. I'm probably just grasping at straws for relief, probably just another rip-off; but I'm honestly cosidering trying it at this point.

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Save Your Money

What kind of racket is being run at that company? The 250.00 dollars for a device is absurd in and of itself. Factor in a $30.00/month for. . . leads? No way. Being forced to pay 30 dollars a month just to use your original purchase is absolutely insane. By the way, if you're forced into buying leads every month, one could reasonably conclude that the quality of the leads are suspect at best. I can tell you with 100% certainty that this thing does nothing that hasn't been done before, and for less money..

I'm not a Dr, and this is not medical advice. That being said, please do not buy into this racket. 

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Thanks for your insight :)

Thanks for your insight :)

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You are welcome. While I hate

You are welcome. While I hate being this jaded, I like to be able to pass on the information I have learned over the past too many years.