Sonic Stim + goes beyond a TENS pain relief machine, combining TENS with ultrasound therapy to grant the ultimate drug-free pain relief. The combination of both technologies brings superb results. The device offers pain relief from chronic, post-traumatic and post-surgical causes.
Like any other TENS pain relief machine, Sonic Stim + sends electrical current through electrodes that block pain signals from reaching the brain. It also stimulates the body to produce its own painkillers – endorphins.
Ultrasound therapy amplifies the effect of a TENS pain relief machine by penetrating deep into tissue to relieve pain, reduce muscle spasms and improve joint contractures. It also promotes healing and accelerates cell metabolism through heat produced by speed vibration.
Sonic Stim + is scientifically proven to provide safe and effective drug-free pain relief and is approved for use in the UK and worldwide by the NHS, EU and FDA.
Care must be taken when operating this device around other equipment.
• Potential electromagnetic or other interference may occur to either this device or to the other equipment, or both. Minimise this interference by not using this device in conjunction with the other equipment.
• This device may not be used in proximity (i.e. less than 2 meters) to shortwave equipment.
• Avoid exposure to direct sunlight, rain, excessive dust, moisture, mechanical vibrations and shocks.
• This device may not be used in so-called "wet rooms" (hydrotherapy rooms).
• Before administering any treatment, you should become acquainted with the operating procedures for each program of treatment, as well as the indications, contraindications, warnings, and precautions. Consult other resources for additional information regarding the application of electrotherapy and ultrasound.
• Do not use solvents to clean this device.
• Do not use this device if it is damaged in any way.
• This device must only be serviced, repaired and opened by individuals at authorised sales centres.
• Dispose of this device in accordance with local regulations. Keep the operating instructions with the device.
• Pregnant and nursing women should use caution when using the device.
• Avoid use over or near bone growth centres until bone growth is complete.
• Treatment time should not exceed 30 minutes a day.
• Do not use a cell phone while operating the device.
• Patients with sensitivity to the coupling gel should use caution when using the device.
• Stimulation should not be applied over the carotid sinus nerves, particularly in patients with a known sensitivity to the carotid sinus reflex.
• Stimulation should not be applied over the neck, thorax, or mouth. Severe spasm of the laryngeal and pharyngeal muscles may occur, and the contractions may be strong enough to close the airway or cause
difficulty in breathing.
• Stimulation should not be applied trans-cerebrally (across the head), over the carotid sinus (where the jaw meets the neck), over metal implants or in conjunction with sleep apnea or heart monitors.
• Stimulation should not be applied transthoracically. Since the introduction of electrical current into the heart may cause cardiac arrhythmias.
• Stimulation should not be applied to swollen, infected or inflamed areas or skin eruptions, e.g. phlebitis, thrombophlebitis, varicose veins, etc.
• Stimulation should not be applied over, or in proximity to, cancerous lesions.
• Always keep the ultrasound head in constant motion.
• Use ample conductive gel with the ultrasound head to ensure good coupling throughout the treatment. If needed, apply more when setting the intensity.
• Consult your doctor or physiotherapist if you are in any doubt whatsoever.
Patients with an implanted neurostimulation device must not be treated with or be in close proximity to any shortwave diathermy, microwave diathermy, therapeutic ultrasound diathermy, or laser diathermy anywhere on their body.
Energy from diathermy (shortwave, microwave, ultrasound, and laser) can be transferred through the implanted neurostimulation system, can cause tissue damage, and can result in severe injury or death. Injury, damage, or death can occur during diathermy therapy even if the implanted neurostimulation system is turned "off."
Handle, clean, and dispose of components and accessories that have come in contact with bodily fluids according to national, local, and facility rules, regulations, and procedures.
Skin irritation, inflammation, and electrode burns beneath the electrodes are potential adverse reactions. Perform the following procedures to avoid the negative effects of ultrasound therapy.
• Applicator Movement - If movement of the applicator is too slow, the patient may feel periosteal pain characterized by a deep ache or pain. If motion is too fast, or if the applicator does not maintain good contact
with the skin, the therapeutic effect of the sound waves will be reduced, and the applicator may overheat.
• Patient Susceptibility - Some patients are more sensitive to ultrasound output and may experience a reaction similar to a heat rash. Be sure to inspect the treatment area during and following treatment and stop
using if an adverse reaction occurs.
• Coupling - Coupling is described as contact between the applicator and the treatment site and may be accomplished through the use of a coupling agent, such as gel or lotion. Anything used as a coupling agent
must be highly conductive. Air is a very poor conductor of ultrasonic waves.