(WECT) - About 80% of Americans deal with back pain during their lifetimes, and people in pain spend $50 billion a year on treatments to fix the problem.
Now, a simple device uses electricity to ease the discomfort.
Bud Alvarez had such bad back pain he couldn't stand sitting at his desk all day. Nothing he tried relieved the pain.
Then, Chiropractor Alan Shaff treated him with a device called the Fenzian. The tool uses electric impulses to talk to the central nervous system.
The device emits electric currents that replicate healthy nerve impulses. As it's rolled over the back, the device sticks on areas of low electrical resistance.
The device works better on injuries than chronic pain, and it won't repair tissue damage. It's used for herniated disks, pinched nerves, stenosis, sprains, and strains.
Now, Bud goes about his daily routine remembering what it used to feel like. He was skeptical at first, but it only took a few treatments with the device to change his mind.
The Fenzian is FDA approved and insurance will cover the cost of the 20 minute treatments in most cases.
People should feel pain relief with the device after 3-6 visits.
To learn more about the Fenzian treatment, click here.