One of the most effective ways to counter pain is electro therapy. This therapy uses tiny electric stimuli to treat acute and chronic pain. Treating pain with electricity is not a recent phenomenon. Electric treatment has been around for more than one hundred years. The nature of this treatment is safe and non-invasive that makes it stand out as the most effective therapy to treat pain.
Electro therapy can either be used as a standalone treatment or together with other therapies like a pain relief massage or painkillers. However, people are seen reducing the consumption of other drugs once they get started with these sessions.
The following are a few electro stimulation devices that people use to treat pain.
These devices are specially used for people suffering from deep pain. This therapy creates a very deep penetrating pulse. This pulse is created with two different frequencies working together. Interference occurs between the pain and the frequencies at the spinal cord that results in reducing the pain.
This therapy is usually used in post-op and pre orthopedic surgeries, muscle spasms and joint injury syndrome.
Healers and acupuncturists use this revolutionary technology that uses microcurrent to treat pain. The intensity and settings can be changed according to the needs of a patient. It is very effective to treat chronic and sub-acute pain for larger body regions, such as the lower back, shoulders, hips, and knees.
Back pain TENS Belt
The principles of TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) are used by this device. The belt generates small electric stimuli, which stimulates the endings of the nerves through skin. The signals of pain are blocked from reaching the brain. Using the belt can effectively results the pain and discomfort.
Endorphins production is also enhanced by the usage of electric stimuli. Endorphins are the natural painkillers of the body. Usually the contact between your skin and electrodes takes place on you back. This may create a little tingling sensation on your body.
These electro stimulation devices are extremely effective in stimulating reflexes and muscles and treating pains.