Electrode Placement for Sciatic Pain.


Take the  FlexTone 8000 out of the box and set it up in all under 5 minutes. Relieve Hip, Back and Sciatic Nerve Pain immediately. Expert pad placement to treat Sciatic pain is shown to the left. 

Chronic conditions and pain are treatable with TENS and EMS. Enhance your body’s natural healing process by maximizing blood flow, delivering oxygen, nutrients, antibodies, and energy directly to the targeted area. Treat sciatica pain, back spasms, menstrual cramps, lumbar pain, hip tendon strains, herniated disk pain, tendonitis, bursitis, and so much more.

TENS & EMS in Action

How TENS Therapy Works

Muscle Stim 2Pinpoint your area of pain to begin your journey to recovery. Acute pain is sudden and can last for a few minutes to many months, but often goes away when the issue is treated. Chronic pain is persistent and typically involves an infection, illness or injury. It will usually affect the emotional and physical well-being of individuals.

Pain warns our body of injury. This warning system is intended to prevent additional damage. The sensation of pain is important because without it vital parts of our body might be injured without our knowledge. However, long-lasting persistent pain, often called chronic pain once diagnosed serves no apparent purpose. Electronic muscle stimulation with TENS was developed to help relieve certain types of chronic and acute pain.

TENS, or Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation, refers to the transmission of small electrical pulses through the skin to underlying peripheral nerves. It blocks the pain signal from traveling to the brain, resulting in a reduction of the pain sensation. TENS stimulates the body’s natural pain-control mechanism.  Low-frequency electrical pulses cause the body to release endorphins, thus further reducing pain.

The FlexTone-8000 has cutting edge Body IQ technology which incorporates 9 body part specific TENS therapies.

Professional Muscle Stimulators

Continuous stress on your injured back and hip without proper healing can result in a constant re-injury cycle or a chronic degenerative condition (like tendinitis, tendinosis, bursitis, osteoarthritis or arthritis). When your swelling has gone down your body is ready and starving for oxygen, nutrients, antibodies, and energy that’s available in your own blood flow. This is just one of the ways in which TENS & EMS from FlexTone can aid in your pain relief and recovery from units like the FlexTone 8000.

The FlexTone 8000 provides Blood Flow via Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) that boosts your body’s own natural healing system by increasing blood flow directly to the injured area. This is the only modality in the world that lets you experience immediate pain relief.

   Use Muscle Stimulation to Treat:

  • After swelling and inflammation have been reduced with ice
  • Before exercise or workouts to warm up your tissue 
  • To warm up your tissues before physical therapy, exercising or stretching
  • When your soft tissue is tight or you have reduced mobility and causing pain
  • To increase blood flow to your back and hip to enhance the flexibility of your body!

How to Treat an Injury

When your tissue is injured you need to deal with the pain, swelling, and inflammation first. The most common way to treat injuries is to use cold compression with ice to rapidly reduce pain and swelling.

Do not make the mistake of thinking that your injury is completely healed when the swelling is gone… this is a huge mistake! Take it easy and rest. Remember to Ice it and Elevate it first. After several days and the inflammation has been reduced, then it is reasonable to introduce a low level of muscle stimulation to the injured area.

Until your injury is healed, your body is in a weakened state. Even the slightest movement of your hip or back can worsen your injury and cause a huge amount of swelling again! Take it slow and listen to your body.

The main benefit of introducing a low-level muscle stimulation will be the increased blood flow to the capillaries. We recommend a 20 minute very low-intensity EMS treatment once per day to get you on the road to recovery.


1. Increased Flexibility of Tissue
Warming up tissue before stretching (exercise at home or in a physical therapy clinic) can provide on-going flexibility in your tissue that will continue after the stretch is done. Experiments conducted by medical professionals have shown that applying warm temperature treatments before stretching range-of-motion exercises can provide the lingering flexibility that is beneficial when stretching any of the soft tissue in your hip and back.

2. Decrease Joint Stiffness
Medical studies have shown a decrease in joint stiffness after the blood flow issue is increased with muscle stimulation therapy compared to the stiffness experienced without the proper electronic muscle stimulator frequency.

3. Relieve Muscle Spasms
Tissue and muscles that have been over-strained or injured can suffer from continuous squeezing in the muscle fibers… this is also known as a muscle spasm or trigger point pain. On-going muscle spasms will decrease blood flow and increase your nerves sensitivity to pain. It has been believed for a long time by many medical professionals that an EMS treatment can and will reduce muscle spasms. Increasing blood flow will stop the cycle of muscle spasms in your back and hip by feeding your body with enough blood flow to relax the spasm area.

  • Compression of the L4 nerve can result in pain radiating from the lower back down to the knee
  • Compression of the S1 nerve can result in pain radiating down to the foot.

4. Reduce and Control Pain
There are a lot of reasons why you may feel pain in your hip or back… You could be feeling pain from the back or hip muscle spasms, lack of blood flow to your soft tissue and even stress placed on your nerves due to overall stiffness in your hip joint. Significant pain relief can be felt by introducing Electronic Muscle Stimulation Therapy treatments. Attacking the pain of Sciatica flowing thru your back and hip and leg can reduce the pain sensation experienced by the nerves in your damaged tissue.

5. Increase Blood Flow
Electronic Muscle Stimulation can produce an increased blood flow similar to the amount of blood flow achieved through regular exercise.

6. Relieve On-going Inflammation
Increased blood flow can take away any remaining built up fluid (edema) and lingering inflammation. This will help to decrease your pain and speed up the healing process.

7. Treat Back and Hip Injuries
Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) treatments are now becoming a leading edge medical care solution for soft tissue injuries to promote both relief in chronic injuries (tendinitis, tendonitis, bursitis, or arthritis) and speed up the overall healing process for newer (acute) back and hip injuries.

8. Remove Waste from Fatty Tissue
Often overlooked this is an exceptional benefit of electronic muscle stimulation to the proper area of the body that contains high levels of adipose fat tissue. The increased blood flow to the fatty areas which is achieved when our 3 inch round foam electrode pads are applied to the “Cellulite” type tissue areas of the body is amazing.

9. Restore Muscles
The FlexTone 8000 electronic muscle stimulation therapy is also amazing at treating the inactive muscle that is better known as muscle atrophy. Daily use of the FlexTone 8000 EMS machine can and will tone your muscle. You will see visible results within 10-14 days.

10. Muscle Strengthening
With FlexTone units your injury is constantly being fed with This is exactly what your muscle tissue needs to heal.healing, nutritious, oxygen and energy filled blood.