Can TENS & EMS Therapy Help Temporarily Relieve Back Pain?

Can TENS & EMS Therapy Help Temporarily Relieve Back Pain?
May 13, 2021

Whether you want to be able to garden, golf, go on a walk with the family, or simply start the day without pain that stops you in your tracks, having a back pain relief option you can count on daily can be a gamechanger. 

Keep reading to learn about TENS & EMS therapy and how they can work together to provide an effective, temporary pain relief alternative to harsh drugs and invasive procedures. 



Prescription drugs aren't always the answer to back pain.

While it’s common to turn to over-the-counter and prescribed medications for pain, they should not be viewed as a long-term cure. In fact, these medications are not cures at all — they are treatments that can offer temporary relief.

The truth is that chronic pain is a complex, physiological process where outright “cures” aren’t necessarily an option. So if there is no outright, cure-all solution, why not turn to a drug-free, non-invasive form of pain relief and management that’s effective, simple to operate and safe to use on a daily basis?



It might be time to try an alternative method of back pain management.

Pain relief does not start and end with medication, it’s a process that depends on many factors; from maintaining a healthy diet and weight, to working towards better mental health, back pain relief comes with committing to a lifestyle and a routine that favours self-care.

As you embark on this journey towards a life with less pain, consider adding a TENS and EMS device to your routine. As an alternative form of pain management that does not include drugs or invasive procedures, a TENS and EMS device fits perfectly into a healthy lifestyle devoted to pain relief. 

Keep reading to learn more about how TENS and EMS works in devices such as DR-HO’S Triple Action Back Belt to target back pain.



How do TENS and EMS Pain Therapies work for back pain?

A Recap on TENS Therapy

TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) uses safe, low-level pulses of electricity conducted through a TENS device (or the body pads attached to the device) to stimulate the nervous system and “block” pain signals from registering in the brain, helping pain-sufferers find temporary relief when they need it.

Back pain sufferers in particular can find targeted, temporary relief with a device like the Triple Action Back Belt that’s made for those with back pain. Additionally, TENS therapy helps the body release endorphins, a naturally-occurring chemical that is thought to help the body alleviate pain.

What about EMS?

EMS can also be found in TENS devices, including the Triple Action Back Belt. EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) gently stimulates the muscles, causing them to contract and relax in order to increase local circulation and soothe muscle soreness. Stimulating healthy muscles can also help to improve muscle performance, helping you stay active and energized. The addition of EMS is what makes DR-HO’S devices feel like a soothing massage — with stimulations that feel like kneading, rubbing and chopping on the back.

TENS and EMS work together in the Triple Action Back Belt to target both the nerves and the muscles — so that no matter where your pain originates, your device can effectively target it with the appropriate stimulation.


Are There Side Effects to Using TENS Machines?

Studies have shown that TENS therapy is a safe and effective way to temporarily relieve sore and achy muscles as well as symptomatic relief of chronic, intractable pain and pain associated with arthritis. TENS units are also easy to use and the side effects are minor. Misusing a TENS device can result in the following symptoms:

  • Skin irritation
  • Temporary muscle twitching
  • Temporary tingling sensation

You should talk to your doctor before using a TENS machine to temporarily treat your pain. When using your machine, there are a number of steps you can take to ensure unpleasant sensations do not occur. For more info, check out our blog article: TENS Machine Side Effects


The Triple Action Back Belt boasts more than just TENS and EMS.

In addition to TENS and EMS, The Triple Action Back Belt features proprietary AMP technology that makes this device stand out from the rest.

While most competing TENS machines block pain at first, the pain will persist with repeated use. Why? It’s because these TENS machines offer a single, predictable mode of electrical stimulation. Eventually, the body gets used to this stimulation, bypasses it and continues to deliver pain signals to the brain.

Lower back support also helps!

While DR-HO’S Pain Therapy System consisting of TENS, EMS and AMP works to target pain in the nerves and muscles, the Triple Action Back Belt includes other features that offer lower back and posture support, too.

The built-in Lumbar Support Cushion offers customizable lumbar and core support that is inflated to your comfort. This can be especially beneficial for lower back pain sufferers; the support cushion helps realign the user’s posture into a more ergonomic position, taking the weight off of discs and joints in the spine and helping you practice better posture going forward (which can help prevent back pain in the future!)

In addition, the Dual-Core Support Band in the device works to give you that extra support you may need to go about your day. With a simple design that’s free of uncomfortable straps, the belt can be worn discreetly under clothing so you can confidently enjoy your favourite activities with some extra back support.

Add a new form of relief to your daily routine!

Feel more confident about your back pain management routine with a TENS and EMS device that you can count on when pain strikes. Start feeling better, sooner by taking action today. Try the Triple Action Back Belt device from DR-HO’S risk-free with a 90-day money-back guarantee!