Your back hurts, and you want relief. It does not get any simpler than that. You know how chronic back pain changes how you do everything from your work to your leisurely pursuits. As a sufferer of chronic back pain, you probably have to make plans to do things that were at one time done spontaneously. It is not uncommon for back pain sufferers to mow a lawn or play a few holes of golf only to have to take a day or more to recover from the flare-up that activities can cause. If you are having problems with your spine, here are four things that work.
Electronic Stimulation for Back Pain
You probably have already heard of devices commonly referred to as TENS units. TENS stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. It is just a fancy way of saying the devices send little jolts of electricity through the skin into the nerves. Depending on the electrical frequency, the electricity can even cause muscular contractions that could theoretically increase strength and improve circulation in the affected area. Recently, TENS units have become available as an over-the-counter item you can purchase without a prescription. More