Tens Units aid for Lower Back Pain

Lower back painThe lower back is a complex structure of joined and overlapping elements:

  • Tendons and muscles and other soft tissues
  • Small and complex joints
  • Spinal discs with their gelatinous inner cores.
  • Highly sensitive nerves and nerve roots that travel from the lower back down into the legs and feet

An irritation or problem with any of these structures can cause lower back pain and/or pain that radiate or are referred to other parts of the body. Lower back muscle spasms pain can be severe and pain from a number of syndromes can become chronic.

While lower back pain is extremely common, the symptoms and severity of lower back pain vary greatly. A simple lower back muscle strain might be excruciating enough to necessitate an emergency room visit, while a degenerating disc might cause only mild, intermittent discomfort. Identifying the symptoms, along with an accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause of the pain, is the first step in obtaining effective pain relief.

An interesting research from National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke shows if you ever once had lower back pain, you are not alone. It has been said that nearly everyone in the US at some point in their life will have back pain that will intervene with work, or your normal daily activities or recreation. Recently studies show that Americans spend at least $50 Billion each year trying to help relieve their back pain problems. Have you heard that the most common cause of job related disability and is the leading contributor to missed days at work? When looking at neurological ailments in the United States, back pain is the second most common finding. The only one to be more debilitating is headaches.

For many years it has been known that low back pain can be caused by different factors. As we age, our bone strength and muscle elasticity and tone will decrease.  This leads to loss of fluid and flexibility in our discs and the vertebra become vulnerable because the cushioning is gone. Most people injure their backs when doing something foolish like lifting things that are too heavy for them. Bending out and overstretching and lifting causing a sprain or strain type injury. If your spine becomes overly strained, a disc may rupture. This rupture could put pressure on one of the more than 50 nerves connected to your spinal cord. When these nerves become compressed or irritated, back pain is the result.

Treatment for lower back pain depends upon the patient's history and the type and severity of pain. If pain persists or worsens, more involved diagnostic and surgical procedures may be recommended.

  • Rest.
  • Heat and Ice Packs  
  • Medications.
  • Exercise for Lower Back Pain.
  • Low Impact Aerobic Exercise.
  • Chiropractic Adjustment
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • TENS units to aid with the pain


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