Non-Specific back pain


Non-specific back pain is back pain with no identified cause. Most of these treatments are sometimes not recommended because of lack of evidence on whether they help or not. These treatments include:

  • belts, corsets, foot orthotic and shoes with “rocker” soles
  • traction, the use of weights, ropes and pulleys to apply force to tissue around the spine
  • therapeutic ultrasound – where sound waves are directed at your back to accelerate healing and encourage tissue repair
  •  transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) – where a machine is used to deliver small electrical pulses to your back through electrodes (small sticky patches) attached to your skin
  •  percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (PENS) – electrical pulses are passed along needles inserted near the nerves in the back
  • interferential therapy (IFT) – where a device is used to pass an electrical current through your back to try to accelerate healing
  • spinal disc replacement surgery

Have you tried any of these treatments above? Or are you currently using any of these treatments above? If you have tried or if you are using any of these treatments above, please comment below and share your experience(s).


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