Using Tens Unit For Neck Pain

Neck pain is the second largest cause of time off work, after low back pain.  Neck pain is also referred to as cervical pain. Pain is a major complaint of subject with neck pain due to musculoskeletal disorders  of  the cervical spine. Neck pain from  musculoskeletal  disorders  again tends to be worse in the morning and evening, with improvement during the day. This pain often radiates to the shoulder, between the shoulder blades and up the neck to cause head-aches.

What are the symptoms of neck problems?

Almost everyone will have neck pain at some stage in their life, but it’s usually short-lived – just a few days or a week or so at a time and won’t cause any long- term damage.

Pain and stiffness

You may feel pain in the middle or on either side of your neck, but it may also stretch to your shoulder and shoulder blade, or to your upper chest. If you have tension headaches, the pain often travels to the back of your head, and sometimes behind your eye or even into your ear.

Numbness or tingling

If a nerve root is pinched then you may have numbness or tingling that can be felt down your arm to your fingers.

Clicking and grating noises

You may hear or feel clicking or grating as you move your head. This is called crepitus, and it’s caused by roughened bony surfaces moving against each other or by ligaments rubbing against bone.

Dizziness and blackouts

If you feel dizzy when looking up or turning your head, this may be due to pinching of the vertebral arteries. This can sometimes happen as a result of changes in the vertebrae.

Muscle spasms

Sometimes if you have neck pain you may also have muscle spasms that turn the head to one side.

How does TENS UNIT Reduce The Neck Pain?

Tens Unit or Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Device provides non-invasive, drug-free pain relief. Tens Unit Pads  are placed on the back, near the area of pain.

TENS Unit uses soothing pulses that are sent via the pads through the skin and along the nerve fibers.

The pulses suppress pain signals to the brain and encourage the body to produce higher levels of its own natural pain killing chemicals  endorphins and encephalin.

Tens Unit Pad Placement For Neck Pain

Using both leads, position the electrodes at the back of the neck and over the top of your shoulders.

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