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‘Electric back therapy’

A battery-powered belt that fires tiny electric currents through the skin could help to beat back pain, reports the Daily Mail.

A battery-powered belt that fires tiny electric currents through the skin could help to beat back pain, reports the Daily Mail.

The source The new belt uses ‘microcurrent therapy' to deliver a low level of electricity into damaged areas. It is available for patients to purchase and use at home, rather than attending a clinic.

Expert view Dr Sarah Bazin, head of physiotherapy at Birmingham Heart of England NHS Trust and chair of the Chartered Society of the Physiotherapy Council, said: ‘It can be useful for either chronic or intermittent back pain on a regular basis. I think it has a part to play in the treatment of pain, but we can't say it's a panacea for everybody because it's not. From a healing point of view, it is very much down to whether it will be helpful in each individual patient.'

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