Does Medicare cover H-Wave?

Does Medicare cover H-Wave?

Generally, PPOs, HMOs, Medicare, and other private insurance plans will not cover the cost of Home H‑Wave.

Who owns H-Wave?

Electronic Waveform Lab, Inc. (EWL) is the sole developer and manufacturer of the H-Wave® device. In 1981 EWL introduced this completely unique technology and discovered unmatched success in rehabilitation and pain control.

Is H-Wave FDA approved?

The H-Wave® device has received 510(k) approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a muscle stimulator. Approved uses for this device include: treatment of muscle spasm, deterrence or reduction of muscle disuse atrophy, and improvement of muscle range of motion, among others.

What does an H-Wave do?

Home H-Wave is used to help relieve pain and help speed the recovery process by increasing blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, improving range of motion, relaxing muscle spasms, and preventing disuse atrophy.

What is the difference between a TENS unit and H-Wave?

H-Wave is rehabilitative and achieves cumulative, long-lasting relief and benefits from a 30-minute treatment. Unlike TENS, which stops working once the pads are off, or EMS, which focuses on muscle re-education, H-Wave delivers rehabilitative benefits and pain relief by targeting the root cause of symptoms.

What is the difference between H-Wave and TENS unit?

Is electrical muscle stimulation safe?

A. Yes. FDA has received reports of shocks, burns, bruising, skin irritation, and pain associated with the use of some of these devices. There have been a few recent reports of interference with implanted devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators.

Can I sleep with TENS machine on?

Can I sleep with a TENS machine on? It is not recommended to use Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation while you are sleeping. This doesn’t mean you can’t lie down on the bed for labor pain relief, or for back pain management, using TENS on your lower back.

How much does a good TENS unit cost?

TENS machines, once available mainly only in physical therapy offices, are now sold widely for home use, with no prescription needed. These at-home units usually cost between $30 and $100 and can provide safe, controlled electrical stimulation.

Why would a doctor prescribe a TENS unit?

Advantages of Prescription Strength TENS To produce pain relief, a TENS device must stimulate a sufficient number of nerves. Moreover, activation of deep nerves, which requires higher power, may provide more pain relief than superficial nerves.

What are the side effects of TENS?

For most people, TENS is a safe treatment with no side effects. Some people may be allergic to the pads and their skin may become red and irritated.