Electrotherapy for Chronic Pain



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Get Better Quality Sleep,

The body heals best when you are asleep.

But here is the problem, when you have chronic pain, it may be difficult to sleep.

Getting better quality sleep can go a long way towards reducing your pain situation.

Check out our first video in the series, Top 10 Natural Pain Relievers. Then see the list of tips for better sleep below.

In a recent study, it was found that approximately two-thirds of patients with chronic back pain suffered from sleep disorders. Research has demonstrated that disrupted sleep will, in turn, exacerbate the chronic back pain problem. Thus, a vicious cycle develops in which the back pain disrupts one’s sleep, and difficulty sleeping makes the pain worse, which in turn makes sleeping more difficult, etc.

Tips for Better Sleep

  • Keep a consistent schedule, going to bed at the same time everyday helps keep your body clock on schedule.
  • Try relaxing herbs. check out the video for a relaxing herbal tea recipe.
  • Try electrotherapy at bedtime, such as TENS or Interferential. May help to reduce pain enough so you can sleep through the night.
  • Experiment with additional cushions and pillows. Proping parts of your body in different positions may help.
  • Wind down some before bed, instead of watching TV or the computer, try reading for a bit before bed.

More Videos

Where to Place Electrodes

No matter what type of electrotherapy you have, TENS or Interferentiasl

How to place electrodes

Step by step, how to video

Video on General Tens Electrode Placement For Pain Syndromes &
Specific Electrode Placement
Video Links For Shoulder Pain, Neck Pain, Sciatica Pain, Low Back Pain Electrode Placement