Treating Back Pain with TENS

As the principal and CEO of Bartz Bracing Solutions, Howie Bartz oversees the distribution of various bracing products and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) units. Howie Bartz has additionally functioned as the president and owner of Meditech for over seven years.

TENS treatment for back pain is a process that involves a low voltage current of electricity being applied to the body as a method of pain relief. Most TENS units appear as small, battery-operated instruments featuring two or more electrodes that transmit the healing electric currents to the afflicted area. TENS units can usually be attached to a belt.

TENS was first used as a treatment for pain in the 1960s, as practitioners theorized that by stimulating the affected nerves with electricity, the spinal cord would be engaged in a way that numbs the sensation of pain throughout the body. Beyond general pain, the TENS process can help with neuropathy and muscle spasms. TENS treatment is most effective when used in tandem with other healing methods, such as braces and exercise.

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