TENS application for lumbago

Woman clutching her lower back in pain. She contracted lumbago while lifting, which can be treated with a TENS device.

Pain in the lower back is often a torture for those affected. The pain can be triggered by a variety of causes, such as lumbago.

Lumbago, also known medically as lumbago, is a sudden, stabbing pain in the lower back. When the vertebral joints, muscles and nerves in the lumbar spine can no longer work together properly, it can cause lumbago. More than half of all Germans suffer from acute lumbago at least once. The treatment is conservative, for example with a TENS device for pain relief.

Regular use of electrical stimulation can help you relax muscles and reduce the intensity of pain in your lower back[1]. Furthermore, TENS therapy can promote blood circulation [2]. Pain relief through TENS is achieved by blocking the transmission of the pain signal to the brain and stimulating the body to release endorphins (the body's own pain-relieving messenger substances).

TENS electrode placement for lumbago

The large back electrodes 20 x 12 cm are the right choice for TENS therapy because they stimulate the lower back area in a targeted manner over a large area. The application is very easy and can also be carried out all by yourself. The back plate ensures a quick relaxation of the muscles and an improvement in the pain of lumbago.

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  • This guide is for orientation purposes and does not replace the supervision of a doctor or therapist. Please follow the warnings and safety instructions of your device. Changes and errors are possible.

  • Number inside the circle: Channel number

    Circle color: Red = Electrode 1, Black = Electrode 2

Please note when using TENS:

The intensity should be adjusted so that it is felt as a pleasant tingling sensation. The duration of the application should be approx. 40 minutes in order to be able to achieve a lasting reduction in pain. It also makes sense to switch programs every now and then.

What are the causes of lumbago?

Video tutorial for TENS application for lumbago

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  • From everywhere

    You can use TENS therapy anywhere. It doesn't matter whether you're sitting comfortably on the sofa or in the office.

  • Drug free

    TENS pain therapy is an alternative to drug pain treatment

  • At any time

    You can use TENS flexibly and at any time. Success can already be achieved after the first treatment

  • Free of side effects

    When used correctly, pain treatment with TENS has practically no side effects

Studies and scientific sources

[1] Marchand, S., Charest, J., Li, J., Chenard, J.-R., Lavignolle, B. & Laurencelle, L. (1993). Is TENS purely a placebo effect? A controlled study on chronic low back pain. Pain, 54(1), 99-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/0304-3959(93)90104-w

[2] Cramp, Gilsenan, Lowe & Walsh. (2000). The effect of high- and low-frequency transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation upon cutaneous blood flow and skin temperature in healthy subjects. Clinical Physiology, 20(2), 150-157. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2281.2000.00240.x

[3] Ortu, E., Pietropaoli, D., Mazzei, G., Cattaneo, R., Giannoni, M., & Monaco, A. (2015). TENS effects on salivary stress markers: A pilot study. International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology, 114-118. https://doi.org/10.1177/0394632015572072

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