“This post was developed in partnership with Bayer, as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received the Aleve® Direct Therapy TM TENS Device and compensation to facilitate my review.”
Life as a busy parent is hard work. Seriously, as a single mom, some days I wonder how I do it. I’m up between 4:00-5:00 am to get a work out in, on the road to drive to work and drop off my daughter at school by 6:30, work all day, and then sports, appointments with my personal trainer, groceries, dinner, housework – it’s CRAZY! I am definitely on the go pretty much every day.
When things go badly is when something slows me down, whether it’s a cold, or in the case of an overdone workout – a sore lower back. Moms and dads out there who have tweaked a back picking up a heavy baby, or balancing the baby, diaper bag, and four grocery bags feel me on this! When your back has sore and aching muscles, it can be hard to carry on with your normal routine.
This is why I was super excited to find out that Aleve, who I trust for my pain management, recently introduced the Aleve Direct Therapy TENS Device, which has been available in stores since July 2016.
I was SO excited to try this out. I tend to overdo it on a pretty regular basis at the gym, so I was really looking forward to trying out Aleve Direct Therapy on my sore and achy lower back. Aleve Direct Therapy is designed to temporarily relieve this type of pain, and it’s as easy as the touch of a button!
It’s pretty cool how this little device works. It uses TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), which uses electrical stimulation to relieve pain. There are two clinical reasons on how this can work – by blocking the transmission of pain and by stimulating endorphins, which are how your body naturally reduces pain. However it works, it worked for me!
Aleve Direct Therapy feels pretty cool. Depending on how high you turn it up (you can adjust the intensity based on your preferences), it feels like tingling or tapping. You can basically adjust it to whatever feels good to you, and it comes with a wireless remote, which makes it really easy to use.
What’s also really cool is that it’s pretty low profile, so you can wear it under your clothes without anyone knowing. This lets you use it for 30 minute treatments (it is recommended to wait 30 minutes between sessions) throughout the day as you need it. This was perfect for me to get relief from my over-exercising while sitting at my desk. No one even knew I was wearing it – check out how thin it is!
By the end of the day, if I’ve hurt my lower back, a day full of sitting at my desk leaves me stiff and in pain. With Aleve Direct Therapy, I was able to get back in the swing of things after work, go for a run, and take care of all my errands so much easier!
If you suffer from lower back pain, give it a try! You can find Aleve Direct Therapy in major stores near other topical pain relief products and online.