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Treat Lower Back Pain… Drug Free, with TENS

Drug-Free Treatment for Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is very common. Pain can back localised or radiate to the hip, and even down the leg (in the case of sciatic pain). This pain is normally caused by a herniated disc pressing on a nerve. The intensity of the pain can vary from mild discomfort to extremely painful debilitating spasms.

TENS Machines have been successfully used to treat lower back pain for many years. The efficacy of TENS for lumbar pain is well documented. It is proven to be an effective drug-free (and therefore side effect free) easy to use treatment.

TENS devices work by delivering small electrical pulses through electrodes attached to the patient’s skin with adhesive gel pads. These electrical pulses block the nerves that transmit pain signals to the spinal cord and brain; thereby relieving the pain. TENS also cause the body to release endorphins; the body’s natural pain relieving hormones.

Here are the simple steps to using your TENS Machine for lower back pain:

  1. Make sure the machine is switched off;
  2. Use two channels of your TENS machine;
  3. Clean the skin;
  4. Place the gel pads on either side of the lower spine. One channel crossing from one side of the spine to the other, with one gel pad higher than the other. The other channel criss-crossing, with the painful area inside the box which has been formed;
  5. Choose an appropriate program. Most devices will have specific programs for lumbar, spinal or sciatic pain;
  6. Begin the treatment by turning on the machine and increasing the intensity to a level which is comfortable but stimulation is felt;
  7. Programs will normally run for 30 to 40 minutes and can be repeated as frequently as needed. It is suggested to use it for a minimum of two or three times a day.

 

Pads position:

 

There are many benefits of using a TENS machine. It is a drug-free treatment which is very well-tolerated and without side effects. Also, the electrical stimuli has been proven to make pain more manageable and/or make it completely disappear over time.

For more information visit: https://www.tensmachinesaustralia.com.au/

or call us for more information on 1300 361222

 

Check the precautions before using a TENS device and always consult with your doctor if pain persists.