TENs machine pad placement
All tens machines should come complete with a user manual which should contain comprehensive details about the best placement of Tens machine electrode pads. In addition to this your health care provider should also be able to advise you about the optimum placement of the Tens machine electrode pads. The details and tens pad placement positions contained on this page are the ones I found the most effective in treating my lower back pain and sciatica - they may not necessarily be the best for you.If after a few weeks you find that you are not getting any pain relief it is worth while experimenting with a few different positions of the Tens machine electrode pads. It may also be worthwhile trying out a few different programs
Pad placement for lower back pain
These tens pad placement points are for a dual channel machine. If you only have a single channel machine try placing the tens pads mid-way between the pad positions shown on the diagram.
TENs pad placement positions for lower back pain and sciatica
This shows the Tens machine placement points for the electrode pads for low back pain and sciatica.
Tens pad placement for general back pain
The placement of the Tens machine electrode pads for general back pain is higher up. Note the polarity reversal of the two channels. This tends to vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Some manufacturers do not have this polarity reversal when positioning the tens electrode pads, so it may be worthwhile experimenting