What is a TENS a Machine?
TENS – Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation are used to stimulate nerve impulses for therapeutic purposes and are widely accepted as a method of pain relief for both chronic and acute pain sufferers.
The use of TENS is a non-invasive method of treatment for pain management. TENS Machines are a hand held battery operated device that sends pulsed electrical current through an electrode placed on your skin, this current can stimulate both sensory & motor nerves.
Once the sensory nerves are stimulated this is intended to provide symptomatic relief of pain in the treated area.TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) is a non-invasive, drug-free method of pain relief that is used for symptomatic relief and management of chronic intractable pain. Transcutaneous means “across the skin”, and TENS relieves pain by sending tiny electrical impulses to underlying nerve fibres, through electrodes placed on or near the area of pain or pressure point.
Nerve fibres transmit signals – including pain signals – to and from the brain. TENS introduces corrective signals to the nerve fibres to transmit to the brain, which in turn block or reduce the pain you feel. TENS machines operate with a safe 9 volts and are used to assist the treatment of many different types of pain.
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