What can I use for sciatica pain?
Sciatica can be uncomfortable or a completely and debilitatingly painful experience and one that calls for an effective pain treatment that can directly target the troubled area and act on the pain, fast.
TENS therapy for sciatica
TENS is short for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and is a popular and safe and successful method of treating your sciatica pain (or any other pain) without using drugs. TENS machines are portable and can be used in the comfort of your home.
How does a TENS machine work on sciatica?
A TENS unit sends gentle electric shocks through your skin to target and stimulate nerves. As shocking as this sounds (pardon the pun!) it is a pain free experience which many users liken to a ‘massage’ type experience. The TENS treatment for sciatica pain works in 2 ways. Firstly, the treatment stops pain signals from travelling through the nerves to the brain. Secondly, TENS treatment causes the release of endorphins which are your body’s natural painkiller. Combined, these treatments ensure that when you use your TENS unit for sciatic pain you get positive and instant results.
Why TENS is perfect for sciatica pain
Sciatica is a condition of the sciatic nerve which is very long and runs down your body meaning that pain can occur in any area along the lower back, hips, legs, and feet. Because TENS is targeted at a particular nerve region it acts directly and fast to relieve the pain. You will end up targeting the area that gives you most relief after a bit of self-experimentation.
Where can I find TENS machines for sciatica pain relief?
Estimated from Septmeber 2022, the most popular TENS machines from Germany will be available in the UK. These fully tested, regulated and approved devices are the most popular choice for Germans needing pain relief and are now waiting to do the same job for the British! The company that manufactures these devices, Axion, has a long track record in producing quality TENS and EMS devices, all of which can be seen at www.axion.shop/en/