Tens machine for back and shoulder pain.

Back and shoulder pain can be absolutely horrendous to live with depending on the severity of the sufferer. It is estimated that around 8 in 10 people here in the UK suffer from back and shoulder pain in their lives, that is 80%! Back pain can be caused by a number of different factors, from poor posture all the way through to work related pain. There are many different exercises that can help to alleviate back and shoulder pain but modern technology can do a better job.

A picture showing back and shoulder pain

Using a Tens Machine to treat back and shoulder pain.

A Tens and Ems machine works by firing small electrical pulses through sets of sticky pad electrodes into the skin. When used on a more powerful Ems setting these pulses can reach into the muscle tissues causing them to contract. If the Tens machine is set on the right mode and frequency this can have a massaging and soothing effect on the areas of the back and shoulders that hurt.

As well as this a Tens machine also stimulates the nerve endings which causes the pain signals to be either redirected or stopped from entering the nervous system altogether. When the nerve endings are stimulated this way the body can also release Endorphins. This is an important aspect in the pain relief as Endorphins are the bodies homemade natural pain killer.

With all of these factors working together mild to severe back and shoulder pain can be managed and minimised.

How to use a Tens machine for back and shoulder pain.

The process of using a Tens machine or back and shoulder pain is really pretty simple. It is a case of placing the sets of electrodes onto the right place as shown in the picture below.

A picture showing the tens machine pad placement for back pain

The placement of the electrode pads is not super critical. They can be placed in a closer group or moved further up or down the back as well, dependant upon where the pain relief is needed.

Once you have placed your electrodes it is simply a case of turning on the Tens machine and choosing the correct mode which will be described in the user manual. You can then set the power/frequency to a position that you get adequate pain relief whilst still remaining comfortable to use. Now you can enjoy the Tens machine pain relief whilst going about your daily business!

Which Tens machine is recommended for back pain?

We recommend using at least a dual channel tens machine to treat your back and shoulder pain. The reason for this is because you want at least two sets of electrodes on your skin to get better coverage and pain relief. Of all the Tens machines we have tested and reviewed here at Tens Machine Pro we like to use the two below to treat back pains.

The Med-Fit 2 wireless tens machine is perfect for back pain. It has nice large electrodes and is completely wireless. This is excellent as it means that you use it comfortably whilst at work or driving. Being able to use your Tens machine whilst on the go can make all the difference. If you would like to view the Med-Fit 2 wireless Tens machine please click the below Amazon. You will then be able to see more pictures and technical specifications. Or you could also check out our in depth Med-Fit 2 review.

We also recommend The use of the Med-Fit Premier EV906 Tens machine for the treatment of back and shoulder pain. The reason for this is because it has a huge amount of different modes and power increments meaning that you will get the best possible Tens treatment. It also features quad channels which means that you can use 4 sets of electrode pads independently on different locations.

Click here to read our full and in depth Med-Fit Premier EV906 Tens machine review.

Whichever Tens machine you choose to treat your back and shoulder pain we wish you the best of luck.


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