Back pain can mean serious trouble, especially when it gets in the way of the active lifestyle you once had. Sometimes back pain occurs when a person lifts something heavy improperly or inappropriate posture, leading to severe injuries. One method that has become quite popular among back pain sufferers is Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS). This treatment utilizes a device that stimulates the nerves using an electric current. Using TENS is an effective way of reducing pain through safe nerve stimulation.
Getting TENS treatment does not always require you to visit a physical therapist. iTENS is a wireless, portable version of TENS unit that you can use in the comfort of your own home that works much the same way. It is a combination of a modern-day TENS electrotherapy device and technology. The advantage of this unit is that its small size will allow you to wear it under your clothes. Its ultra-thin, lightweight, and flexible wings make it almost undetectable under clothing, which can be good if you have things to do in your day and need some pain relief.
The Unlearning Pain
After the TENS unit treatment, the body will often reprogram itself to no more prolonged notice of pain. TENS uses a painless electrical currently on specific nerves to relieve pain and improve mobility of the back. It ‘unlearns’ the pain. If the pain messages are switched off or broken often enough, this new state of reduced pain can slowly become the standard. It may produce prolonged relief lasting weeks, months or more.
So, even with improved attitudes towards health and safety in the workplace, many people still suffer from back and joint injuries, often through work-related activity. But with the advancement of affordable, non-drug pain-relief treatment such as TENS, many people are still able to live relatively normal lives.