TENS Machines and Upper Back Pain
Upper back pain - what is it?
Although it is not as common as lower back pain, it can be just as debilitating. It is characterised by pains or aches situated from anywhere between the middle of the back to the base of the neck. It is often caused by poor muscle tone, muscle tension or spasm, sprains, ligament or muscle tears and joint problems. The pain can be exacerbated by bending, sitting badly, turning in bed and even coughing or sneezing. Upper back pain is often described in three categories.
Acute: when it has lasted less than 6 weeks
Sub-acute: if it has lasted between 6 - 12 weeks and
Chronic: if it has lasted longer than 12 weeks.
Does TENS help upper back pain?
Naturally, prevention is better than a cure. One should attempt to improve posture, keep fit and avoid carrying heavy loads. Treatments often include drugs, osteopathy, etc. However, TENS machines are a breakthrough pain killing alternative.
TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) is a fast acting, powerful and drug-free form of pain relief. It is ideal for the treatment of upper back pain. Electrode Pads are placed on or near the area of pain. TENS uses soothing pulses that are sent 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 - endorphins and encephalins.
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