Physical Therapy for Back Pain – 4 Relief Methods to Sooth Your Pain

Physical Therapy for Back Pain – 4 Relief Methods to Sooth Your Pain

Real back pain can be a struggle to live with. I don’t mean the odd twinge after you has tripped over a rock or something on the sidewalk…I mean REAL back pain.

For those of you who have experienced it, you will know how debilitating it can often be. Nights are spent tossing and turning trying to find a position that doesn’t hurt and once you finally do find a position (which you have been in a thousand times before, during that same night) you sleep for an hour then the alarm goes for you to get up and go to work. It May sound like no big deal to some but getting no restful, rejuvenating sleep means that your body hurts even more and lack of sleep constantly is very frustrating and does not put you in the best of moods.

So the alarm goes to get up but then the next challenge occurs…and the next and the next…getting out of bed…breaking your neck stumbling into the shower…clambering into the car, sitting at the computer at work…oh and I forgot to say walking…and trying to socialize.

Everything is impaired…you end up hobbling all over the place due to the shooting pains down your legs, can’t carry things coz of the considerable aches in your shoulders…you get frustrated and frankly, downright depressed…so now you have to fight off anxiety and depression as well as an excruciating back!

There are many things one can try to get themselves back into shape such as physiotherapy, acupuncture, osteopaths, chiropractors, swimming regularly, or drugs. However, many have found success with a TENS unit. This small but extremely effective machine is so easy to use. You put the electrodes on your back, hold the TENS unit in your hand and adjust the settings to whatever is good for you. The booklets advise trying 60-80 pulses p/second initially and then adjusting thereafter.

So how does it work? Essentially, it’s like acupuncture but without anything being stuck into you…pressure points under your skin are being stimulated by the TENS unit, which then produces endorphins, pain-relieving natural chemicals produced by your body. Also, there’s this idea that the stimulation of the buzzing from the TENS on your back sends messages to the brain faster than the pain in your back therefore the TENS unit message inhibits the back pain message from coming in…Interesting huh! The pain relief can last the whole day or even a couple of days…plus, it feels quite nice when it’s on which is a bonus!

You can use it before bed, whilst eating your breakfast, at work, in a restaurant enjoying an evening out with friends AND…The best news is….that if you get pain elsewhere it can sort that out also. A TENS unit can provide pain relief to so many other parts of your body at different times in your life so once that back pain goes permanently you can use it for a headache, aching joints, menstrual pain, or even offer it to your granny for arthritis. one of the top suppliers that provide TENS units and electrical stimulation acupuncture and muscle toning machines as well as a large range of other physiotherapy equipment.

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