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Micro-Current or Infrared Light other Alternatives?

RaventraxRRaventrax Posts: 32
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:57 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Has anyone tried micro-current therapy. Similar to tens unit , w/o the current shock feeling? Or, heard or tried infrared light, I am looking into new techniques and open for these or other suggestions.


  • Infrared Platinum heating pad is great because I'm not able to sit long without having it on my back. A pain Management Dr. told me to get it as it helps with annular nerve pain from a herniated disc.

    It penetrates 2-1/2" under the skin so it goes much deeper than the 1/2" a regular heating pad does. Next best heating pad is moist heat.

    I've tried inferential treatments also from the Chiropractor and no adjustments just the inferential treatment. I'm still thinking of trying Low Laser Therapy for my back but awaiting the MRI results and EMG results I'm getting back next week or so before I go after that route as it is a bit costly.

    Those little infrared light massager doesn't do much unless you're getting a Professional using the good machines. Have you tried acupuncture yet? Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • I appreciated your input I've learned through experience not to waste any more money on gadgets which are not helpful. I will however invest in the infrared heating pad, since I use my regular unit on a daily basis. I will also continue the investigation on the micro-current . I live on an island in Alaska and have not found a practitioner with one available to go and try.
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