Back pain is considered to be the number one cause of disability in the world. This type of pain accounts for 264 million lost workdays per year in the U.S. This disabling condition can make even the most straightforward actions unactionable and painful. Most people are given treatments from doctors, including pain medication, hot/cold therapy (heating pads and cold packs), muscle relaxants, and physical therapy. TENS therapy is an excellent alternative to these treatments. TENS Units help in reducing back pain without having to miss out on work or life in general without harmful side effects and risk factors that traditional treatments have.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS for short, involves sending a low voltage electrical current from a TENS Unit to the skin. TENS therapy stimulates nerves to eliminate the sensation of pain. When it comes to back pain, TENS therapy is an excellent pain management tool for various types of muscle pain, including:
- Pulled/Strained muscles
- Sports-related injuries
- Herniated disks and swelling
- Muscle spasm and tension
- Chronic pain
Relieving Back Pain with a TENS Unit
The significant advantage of TENS therapy is the ability to adjust the pulse waves and intensity of the electrical current based on your pain level. Not only this, but users can place their TENS unit electrodes in the specific pain area to target their pain and core muscles. Customized therapy creates a more efficient and targeted treatment. Treatment is simple:
- Place the electrodes to the area of your back experiencing pain
- Set the TENS unit to the lowest level setting to being with mild electric stimulation, turn on
- Adjust the TENS unit's pulse length or frequency until you find the optimal pain relief
- Repeat your treatment as you see necessary. We recommend using a TENS unit in increments of 30 minutes to treat pain effectively.
About TENS 7000
Pain sucks. It affects millions of people each year with adverse physical and mental side effects. TENS 7000 provides tools to combat pain and let people live life on their terms, pain-free. Our TENS 7000 TENS Unit is one of the top-rated over the counter TENS unit having sold over a million since 2008. Stop letting aches and pain hold you back — live life on your terms.