TENS Machines and Sciatica
Sciatica - what is it?
Sciatica is a pain that can travel from the lower back to below the knee and may even reach as far as the foot. Symptoms may also include numbness and weakness of the lower leg muscles. Sciatica is caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve which passes the lower spine. This irritation often occurs when the herniated disc presses against the nerves which make up the sciatic nerve. The trigger can be slipped discs, tumors, enlarged vertabrae or even infections.
Sciatica - Does TENS work?
Sciatica treatments can involve osteopathy, pain killing drugs, or even injections of anti-inflammatory medication. TENS or Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation is a non-invasive, drug-free method of pain relief. It is ideal for the treatment of sciatica. Electrode Pads are placed on or near the area of pain. It sends soothing pulses via the pads through the skin and along the nerve fibres. The pulses suppress pain signals to the brain. TENS also encourages the body to produce higher levels of its own natural pain killing chemicals called Endorphins and Encephalins.
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