Back pain affects up to 80% of Australians at some point in their life, and 10% will experience significant disability as a result. Back pain disrupts individuals’ quality of life and accounts for an enormous cost to the community. The most common form is lower back pain because you rely on your back for almost every move you make; this is vulnerable to injury.
Lower back pain can restrict what you do in life, such as driving, sleeping, going for a walk, playing non-contact sports, playing with your kids, grandkids, or even the dog, cleaning and laundry, taking the stairs, etc.
Most often, lower back pain develops during everyday life. Repeated activities at work or home, such as sitting in front of a computer or lifting and carrying, can cause muscle tension and contraction leading to back pain. One way to prevent back pain is to improve posture. In addition to improving your posture, general good health and a healthy weight are also important. But the surprisingly simple fact of focusing on improving your posture can go a long way.
A TENS machine is one way to ease your pain, and it has many benefits for taking care of your lower back pain. It is powered by batteries that send a gentle electrical pulse through the brain’s nerves to block pain signals. The pressure in the affected area where the pain was located is relaxed. With the help of a TENS machine, you can now do daily activities without feeling pain. TENS is a very effective way to manage and alleviate pain. However, staying well and taking care of your health & wellbeing is another valuable way to ensure you have a high quality of life and can do the things you love.