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TENS Pad Placement for Sciatica

April 25, 2019 in Sciatica

TENS pad placement for sciatica

TENS Pad Placement for Sciatica

Sciatica is a term that describes lower back pain caused by sciatic nerve issues. As a reminder, the sciatic nerve is a large nerve that runs from the lower back down the leg. Because of its placement at the base of the spine, this nerve can become pinched and compressed very easily. This pressure can result from a herniated disc, a bone spur or even spinal stenosis. These conditions create compression on the nerve and can lead to pain, inflammation and numbness down the leg. Luckily, it is possible to find relief with TENS therapy. Read on to learn about TENS pad placement for sciatica.

Get to Know the Types of Pads

You will receive different types of pads when you order your Pain Therapy System or your Pain Therapy System Pro:

Regular Gel Body Pads: These long-lasting, highly-conductive small pads are sized to target painful spots with greater accuracy.

dr-ho's pad placement charts

Large Gel Body Pads: These larger pads are also long-lasting and highly conductive. They are perfect for targeting broader areas of pain such as the legs, the arms and the shoulders.

dr-ho's pad placement charts

Both types of gel pads can be used between 70-100 times before they should be replaced. You can also order Large Pad Replacement Kits and Small Pad Replacement Kits at any time. You can also browse DR-HO'S accessories for other helpful pain-relief products.

Important Notes for Pad Placement

Here are some important tips to consider no matter where you are placing your pads:

  • First off, always place pads on clean, dry, healthy skin
  • Place pads near or surrounding the painful area, at least 1 inch apart
  • Make sure there is a linear path between the two pads
  • Do not let the pads touch
  • Finally, wet the pads with a little bit of water before placing them on the skin

TENS Pad Placement for Sciatica With 4-Pad TENS Unit:

TENS Pad Placement for Sciatica

TENS Pad Placement for Sciatica With 2-Pad TENS Unit:

TENS Pad Placement for Sciatica

Download the FREE Sciatica Pain Management Plan!

The Sciatica Pain Management Plan was designed and written with the overall health and well-being of a person suffering from sciatica. The plan includes:

  • Diet and meal plan suggestion
  • Aerobic and strength training exercises
  • Sleep better guide
  • De-stress and mental well-being tips
  • Pain management tips
  • And more!


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