Back pain is one of the most common complaints people have.  Back pain can be due to an acute injury or to disuse of the back that puts extra pressure on the vertebrae because the muscles aren’t strong enough to support the vertebral bodies.

There are many ways to manage back pain so that you don’t have to suffer.

Can a TENS unit treatment help back pain? 

The answer to that question is “definitely”.  In fact, a TENS unit might be the best option for those who have chronic back pain and who don’t want to rely on drugs that might be addicting or have untoward side effects.

What is a TENS Unit?

TENS unit stands for “Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation” and is a device used to treat acute and chronic pain by sending electrical signals to the nerves of the body that override the pain signals, thus relieving the pain.

TENS units can be prescribed by your doctor or purchased over the internet or at a medical supply store for the relief of all sorts of pain.

It acts through the use of electrodes that are applied on the area of the pain.  The electrodes receive signals from the main part of the device that are electrical in nature. you wear a TENS unit, you can feel a buzzing sensation from the device sending signals to the electrodes.

Most TENS units have a way of turning the electricity on higher or lower so you can set the device to control the level of your pain without too little or too much stimulation.

Can a TENS Unit Treatment Help Back Pain?

TENS units are especially successful in treating back pain.  You basically have to put the electrodes on your back in the area where the pain is the most severe and turn on the device.

The device is small enough in many cases to clip to your belt or keep in a large pocket.  Otherwise you can simply lie back with the electrodes attached to your back and the TENS unit close by.

The TENS unit will be able to be turned on until you feel the buzzing sensation.  It should not be painful in the slightest.  Gradually, the buzzing sensation will interfere with the pain signals in your back so that you don’t feel the painful feelings at all—just a relaxing buzzing sensation that soothes the back and relieves your pain.

Can you move around with a TENS Unit on your back?

TENS units are designed to be portable so you can remain somewhat active with the electrodes safely tucked behind your pants or shirt, depending on where you are needing the pain relief.

You need to have a way of hooking the TENS unit to your body in order to be able to move around but, as mentioned, most units are small and are perfectly portable to carry around with you or strap around your back.  As long as you are wearing the device, your pain will be relieved.

Can a TENS unit treatment help back pain?

It is probably the best way to treat back pain that exists.  You can use it without having to worry about addiction to drugs or having to worry about drug side effects.

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