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 …

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