TENS Units and Sciatica
Sciatica - what causes it?
Sciatica usually involves pain that travels from the lower back to below the knee and can 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.
How does TENS help with sciatica?
Treatment often include drugs, a visit to the chiropractor or even anti-inflammatory injections. However, TENS can provide fast and long lasting pain relief.
TENS or Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation provides non-invasive, drug-free pain relief. Pads are placed on the back, near the area of pain. TENS uses soothing pulses that are sent via the pads through the skin and along the nerve fibers. The pulses suppress pain signals to the brain and encourage the body to produce higher levels of its own natural pain killing chemicals - endorphins and encephalins.
Body Clock offers a full range of tens units, ems units and other pain relief devices. Body Clock supply hospitals and health centers worldwide.
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