How to Use a TENS Unit to Relieve Back Pain

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Using a TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) Unit for back pain can be a great way to help relieve pain without taking medication. A TENS unit is used to help reduce pain and increase circulation. Basically the vibration of the TENS follows the same pathway as the pain pathway to the brain and helps cancel it out.

Placement of the electrodes is important to get the best results from the treatment. You can use on channel that has two electrodes for more specific areas, or 2 channels with four electrodes for a more general pain area.

The TENS unit I'm using in this video is made by the folks at Auvon. Unlike other units that often have confusing settings, this unit has simple settings and is easy to use. It runs on 2 AAA batteries, so you can place the pads and then slip the unit in your pocket and go about your day while it's working to relieve pain.

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