TELLING YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT FIRSTtx
Tell your doctor that you are receiving FIRSTtx NINM (non-invasive neuromodulation) therapy. More than likely your doctor has not heard of FIRSTtx or non-invasive neuromodulation therapy for pain. It's not that it is new. It has been successfully utilized for over 30 years in other countries and is just beginning to become more readily noticed in the US. Healthcare professionals are currently being educated and trained throughout the US.
FIRSTtx is cleared by the FDA as a class 2 medical device. That means if you are not a licensed medical professional, you are required to have a doctors prescription to rent or buy a device for your personal use and only a licensed professional can treat you. You do not need a prescription to receive treatments (unless your therapy is being covered by insurance).
FIRSTtx is the newest generation of the NINM technologies and is just brilliant. FIRSTtx is safe and powerfully effective in so many ways. NINM devices are designed for both professional and home/personal use (same technology, easy to use).
So back to telling your doctor about FIRSTtx therapy. Simply said FIRSTtx is an advanced form of electro neurostimulation with biofeedback capability. It is NOT like a TENS device in any way, shape, or form. See the difference here. It is safe and easy to use. Your doctor needs to know that as your FIRSTtx treatments progress, if you are on medications your body may become more responsive to those drugs, making them more potent. Your doctor manages your medication therefore he/she needs to know you are receiving the FIRSTtx treatments as adjustments to your medication may need to be made.