A TENS unit (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) is a small, portable, battery-powered device. The TENS unit uses mild, safe electrical signals to help control pain (acute and chronic conditions). Electrodes (sticky patches) are placed on your skin. The TENS unit sends painless electrical signals through the electrodes to the nerves under your skin. The stimulating pulses help prevent pain signals from reaching the brain. TENS devices also help stimulate your body to produce higher levels of its own natural painkillers, called "endorphins". If used properly, TENS is a safe, drug-free method of pain management. It is used to offer a better quality of life for people with pain. Many people all over the world use TENS for the relief of physical pain. This is why doctors, nurses, and patient technicians often recommend that their patients use a TENS unit for minor and major pain relief.
What is a TENS Unit Used For?
A TENS machine is an electronic medical device. A TENS machine may assist you in modest short-term pain relief. The use of a TENS machine should be as one part of a pain management program under the guidance of your doctor or healthcare practitioner.
How Does a TENS Unit Work?
TENS units have different adjustable settings to control intensity of stimulation by controlling the voltage — current, and pulse width (duration) of each pulse. Electrodes are placed at specific sites on a user’s body depending on the physical location of their pain. The current travels through electrodes and into the skin stimulating specific nerve pathways to produce a tingling or massaging sensation that reduces the perception of pain.
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