How to Use a TENS Unit for Sciatica

Used to treat pain and discomfort, a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit is a battery-run device that works by sending tiny electrical impulses via electrodes that actually attach to a human’s skin with adhesive pads. The electrical impulses then transmit into your body’s nervous system and lessen its ability to transmit pain signals to your brain and spinal cord. Another benefit to this process is that the impulses that are initiated by the TENS unit can help your body to create natural pain relievers that are also known as endorphins. Sciatica Sciatica is very common and occurs when pain is incurred along …

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Possible Causes For Upper Back Pain

Everyone is susceptible to experience back pain. In fact, the causes and symptoms of back pain are not about on more serious problems. It is all about your surroundings. It could be your shoes or even your mattress is to be blamed for your back pain. Some of the habits may also the cause of this back pain. Here are the things you may not know contribute to the upper back pain causes and symptoms. Back pain and Poor Diet Maintaining healthy weight is a little hard for some people. This is one reason why most people suffer from back pain. It is …

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Lumbosacral Spondylosis Without Myelopathy

It has been estimated that around 60 – 85 % of adults experience back pain at some point in their lives. Although for many people the symptoms resolve, for around 15 – 45% of people, the back pain becomes chronic lasting for more than 3 months. (Middleton & Fish, 2009) Lumbosacral spondylosis is a common cause contributing to this disabling lower back pain. So what exactly is lumbosacral spondylosis? What is the lumbosacral spine? Our spine is composed of 33 vertebrae which are divided into regions; cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacrum and coccyx. The vertebrae of the sacrum and coccyx are fused leaving only …

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