Back pain is pain felt in the back that usually comes from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints, or other structures of the spine. Back pain can be sudden or chronic; constant or intermittent, dull or sharp, stabbing or burning. It can stay in one place or radiate to other areas – to the arms and hands, as well as the legs or feet. It may include symptoms other than pain. These symptoms may include tingling, weakness, or numbness. Back pain is one of the most common complaints in life. Acute low back pain is the fifth most common reason for seeking medical attention.
The spine is a complex interconnected network of nerves, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, all of which are capable of causing pain. Large nerves that originate in the spine and travel to the legs and arms can cause pain that radiates to a limb.
Nonspecific back pain is the most common type of back pain. About 19 out of 20 cases of sudden onset (acute) low back pain are classified as non-specific.
Nerve root pain (often referred to as sciatica) occurs in less than 1 in 20 cases of acute low back pain. Nerve root pain means that the nerve exiting the spinal cord (nerve root) is irritated or compressed. (Many people call this a pinched nerve.) You feel pain along the course of the nerve. Therefore, you usually feel pain down the leg, sometimes up to the calf or foot. Leg or foot pain is often worse than back pain
SCENAR® therapy is a gentle biofeedback method to relieve pain and improve mobility. In the area of pain, in the resistance to the current of the affected tissue, the stimulating impulses delivered by SCENAR are measured and precisely regulated.
Behind this method is the activation of the self-healing forces of the body through a variety of connections between the nerve receptors of the skin and organs or the musculoskeletal system.
Among all the effects of SCENAR therapy, the analgesic effect is the most pronounced.
The analgesic effect as a result of SCENAR exposure is manifested at the local, segmental and central levels.