Relieving Sciatica Pains With TENS

Relieving Sciatica Pains With TENS Units

Back pain comes in all shapes and sizes, and it can be short-lived or stick around for long periods. Chronic sciatic nerve pain can be one of the most uncomfortable and painful sensations that one can experience. Luckily, with HiDow, there are ways of relieving sciatica pains with TENS units! This is a drug-free way to experience pain relief in the comfort of your own home!

What Is Sciatica

Sciatic pain is pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve that branches from your lower back through your hips and down each leg. Typically, sciatica pains will only affect one side of your body but is most commonly reported as lower back pain.

Herniated disks and pinched or compressed nerves are common causes of Sciatica pain. Sciatica nerve damage can cause inflammation and pain.

Even though this pain can be severe, it can be treated at home with the right pain-relief tools like TENS and EMS devices that help alleviate physical response to sciatica pain.

How to Place Electrode Pads to Relieve Sciatica Pains

Relieving sciatica pain with TENS is easy and can be administered at home with a TENS therapy device like the Pro Touch 6-12. It’s easy to use and operates on multiple channels!

To relieve sciatica pain, you must first identify where the pain originates. For sciatica pain, place one electrode pad above the affected area and the other under (where the pain ends). This will cover the full area that is in pain.

Pad Placement

Whenever you use TENS therapy devices for relieving sciatica pains, you want to make sure that you always use two (2) electrode pads to ensure that the device works properly. When you place the pads, you can place them horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. For sciatica pain, place them vertically.

Moving the pads and changing the distance between them will alter the sensation that you will feel as well.

Seek Professional Assistance

If your sciatica pain persists, you may need to visit a medical professional for help treating the nerve pain. Pinched nerves in your lower back can be incredibly painful. If the pain is too much to treat at home, you may need surgery to treat the issue. For this reason, it is best to seek professional assistance for lower back pain that is too painful, or that has persisted for a long period.