Quadrabloc products may be used to relieve any common pain discomfort associated with aging and activities of daily living. Many people use them on the back, hip, knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow, head and wrist. Quadrabloc is not intended to treat diseases and underlying medical conditions.
Laboratory tests demonstrate that Quadrabloc works in as little as four minutes. However, for some people it may take longer. If you do not begin to feel relief in 5–10 minutes, you should move the Quadrabloc product slightly to better target the site of pain.
Quadrabloc products are covered by the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. In addition, Quadrabloc products are warranted against defects.
With proper care, the discs will last a lifetime. The life expectancy of other Quadrabloc products depends on how frequently the product is worn and washed. They can last many years.
No. Quadrabloc magnets work on a specific nerve pathway and will not interrupt all sensation. Your skin will not feel numb and if you bump yourself while wearing Quadrabloc products, you will feel it.
Other than occasional, minor skin irritation, no side effects have been reported with the proper use of Quadrabloc. It is important to understand that Quadrabloc products use magnetic technology. They must not be used near sensitive medical equipment or implants such as pacemakers, implanted defibrillators, aneurysm clips, infusion pumps, or implanted neurostimulator devices.
Exposure to magnetic fields may cause dilation of the small peripheral blood vessels at the location of placement, which can account for the warming sensation.
It is a patented, 4-magnet (quadrapolar) arrangement that generates a static magnetic field and helps manage pain.
With proper placement, Quadrabloc products can help manage chronic pain. However, you should see a physician to determine the cause of and recommended treatment for chronic pain.
No. Just be sure each one is placed in the proper positions by following all directions for use. Placing them too close together or not aligning them properly may cause the fields to interact and reduce their effectiveness. Be certain to read all placement instructions for maximum benefit.
We do not advise using Quadrabloc discs in the same area as other Quadrabloc products. Be certain to read all placement and the Discs use instructions before using.
It depends on the material used to manufacture your implants. If the material is non-magnetic you should be able to use Quadrabloc products. However, you should ask your doctor.
The easiest way is to place a disc or garment directly over the area that hurts. Some types of pain require multiple discs. Please review the booklet included with your magnets for specific placement instructions.
Quadrabloc should work indefinitely if the placements are correct and care is taken not to damage them. If your pain returns while you are using Quadrabloc, try repositioning the discs. If that's not effective, see your physician.
Quadrabloc products are a mechanism, not a drug. The magnets will not cause dependency. You may remove them at any time; however, if the pain returns, re-apply your magnets or see your physician.
Placebo effect describes a perceived benefit that an individual experiences when s/he is treated with a product that has no biologic or therapeutic activity. A placebo effect may occur with any treatment.
The patented design is a unique arrangement of four magnets and a magnetic flux ring. It creates a sufficiently high gauss level and an exceptionally high gradient that can be controlled and targeted to specific areas of the body.
Gauss is a unit of measurement that indicates the strength or power of a magnet. The higher the gauss level, the deeper the magnetic energy penetrates.
Gauss is one factor because it affects the ability of the magnetic energy to reach deep into the body. But researchers demonstrated that gauss alone does not stop pain signals. Gradient is also important. In laboratory tests, Quadrabloc magnets with a very low gauss level have been placed in close proximity to nerve fibers. Even with a low gauss level, the steep gradient produced by the patented Quadrabloc quadrapolar design blocked pain signals.
Make sure your skin is cool, clean, and dry before applying the double-sided adhesive pads. Try Skin Bloc Towelettes before and after wearing the discs. It's formulated to improve the performance of the adhesive pads. It also helps prevent skin irritation.