Has anyone tried an electronic accupuncture pen for lower back pain?

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I'm a chronic lower back pain sufferer and was considering accutherapy for pain relief (it's worked wonders in the past when I had frozen shoulder). I was wondering if anyone had tried one of the electronic accutherapy pen devices that can be found on Amazon etc? (they send a small current to a point on the skin, and also claim to help locate the correct points). 

I was curious to know whether anyone had had any success with them, or whether they're a waste of money.

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    do you mean a tens machine (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation).  This is a machine that gives you an weak electrical pulse to the body.  They are useful in affected areas or nervous pain.  You may need a physion assessment to see the best course of action for your back pain though.

    Richard

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    It may be difficult playing around with needles as they have to be placed accurately and you may do more harm than good.

    Richard

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    The electronic pens don't use needles - they just need to be held against the skin and they send electronic pulses. I imagine it would be difficult to self-administer in the caser of lower back pain however. Maybe a TENS machine would be easier to use? Has anyone had any experience of them for lower back pain related to disc problems?
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    good luck with it anyway.  Hope the pain goes away.

    Richard

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    Yes I have a pen its called pain gone all you do is press the pen on the body I use it for my sciatica on my hip you have to use it everyday it lasts for 50,000 clicks works over clothing no side effects its worth getting i also use a hot water bottle wrapped in a towel 
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      Press the pen on the area where the pain is I use it on my lower back near my hip joint 2 or 3 clicks it activates your body natural defences against pain I look at the feedback on Amazon and other sites before I got it also have a look at a SI belt for lower back support that works too 
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