People are quite exposed to back pain as it is very common. There are many causes for back pain and most of the time; they are brought by the people’s normal activity daily. When you sit whole day in your office, you are already risking yourself to get back pain. Why is that so? When our back muscles are put to stress and they are overused without letting it rest, you are making way for back pain. Resting is very important for our body because no matter what you, when you don’t let your body to relax, then it will let you feel pain in some parts of your body – the most common one is the back area as they are the ones that supports the body. When you stand and when you walk – remember that you are making a step to get yourself back pain as muscle strained and stressed are trigger when you are in the move.
Back pain can really brought you the uncomfortable feeling and you feel like you don’t want to move all day because a little movement might hurt your back a lot. Because of this, people are somewhat desperate to find some medication that can give them instant relief from pain. TENS unit – abbreviation for Trancutenous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. This is a gadget that is known to be effective when dealing with back pain. Unlike some over the counter medication that most people are familiar with, TENS unit are not addictive and you can be sure that there are no side effects inside your body. The side effects though might be caused by overusing the unit and not taking care of it. However, the side effects are just minimal and do not lead to harmful effects that might endanger your life.
TENS supplies are always present in medical stores and pharmacies. You can also check with your doctor if they happen to have this unit since they are the people who have instant access to this gadget – most doctors use TENS to give their patient instant relief from pain. Or if you they don’t have one, you can ask them for some reliable brand and companies that manufacture quality TENS unit. Most of the time, the quality is even more important that the price of the unit because you can maximize its use and you don’t have to keep on buying new unit. The price of the quality unit might be much expensive when compared to other unit but you have to take note that buying quality unit once is much advisable and will let you save more money than buying cheap unit over and over again.
When you are using TENS unit, it would be a thing to consider to buy some TENS accessories and make the unit function effectively. There are lots of TENS accessories that you can consider and buy. These accessories will only add effectiveness of the unit and make them portable as ever before. Here are two tens accessories that you can buy:
The TENS unit functions well when it can send comfortable electrical signals into your nerves and into your brain while blocking the pain signal at the same time. And while it sends off electrical signals, it also triggers your body to release endorphin hormones – the hormone known to erase the pain and send off happy and comfortable signal into your brain. You can all do this with the help of TENS unit and a family member to assist you in putting the unit in your body especially if the pain is in your back – the area where we have hard time on reaching it. What if your back pain attacks you and there is no one in the house to help you? Would you howl the whole day and bear the pain? Well, you don’t have to do that this time. With the help of TENS belt, you can now place the TENS unit in your body on your own, without the help of any one.
This belt is adjustable as it can fit waist sizes from 25-50 so you are sure that it can fit to anyone’s body. It can be tightened or loosened – depending on the specific need of the person using it. The closing area will always be in the front part of your body so you don’t have to find difficulty when using it. Apart from that, when you buy the TENS belt, make sure that you are having a warranty for it as sometimes, factory defect cannot be avoided.
When you are using the TENS unit, you have to make sure that your body is conducive to the electrical impulses so electrical waves can be send effectively to your nerves. However, people have different skins and sometimes, there are those skins that are not conductible to the electrical impulses thus resulting to the TENS unit failure. To make sure that TENS unit can work properly, make your skin more conductible to the impulses by using the TENS gel. The gel is placed on the electrodes and the electrodes are place in your skin. The gel will serve as the conductor – enabling the current to flow freely on your skin. This will make the treatment more comfortable and effective as well. When you also use TENS gel, you are sure that your skin does not experience any rashes and redness – the common side effects of TENS unit.