TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation
This therapy has an Analgesic effect on various regions and parts of the body which include the following;
– cervical pain
– Ligament injury
– Chronic pain
– Acute sprain
– Limb stump pain
– Postoperative incision pain
It has also been used, through studies in treating various conditions such as
Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that affects the joints (disease of the joints).
This is a condition that causes aching and suffering in muscles, tendons, and joints throughout the body, particularly along the spine.
This condition affects the tendons It is either inflammation or irritation of a tendon.
Bursitis is a painful infection of the bursa (inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs that cushion joints).
The discomfort of childbirth (Labor).
Low back discomfort.
Pelvic pain that persists.
Neuropathy is caused by diabetes (damage to the nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body).
Peripheral arterial disease (also known as “hardening of the arteries”) is a condition in which the arteries that provide blood to the body become clogged which leads to painful sensations.
This technique and machine are applied in cases of joint pain relief and treatment by various disciplines such as; Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, Neurology, Dermatology, Stomatology, ENT, Gynecology, and others.
Other Indications for using TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator)
It is not only suitable for the treatment of acute and chronic pain relief but it can also be used for the common pain treatment of electro-acupuncture and electro-massage.
How do TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator) work?
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator (TENS) provides a reference oscillation signal by a microcomputer control chip, which is amplified by a power amplifier to drive the output of the output transformer. Through the output electrode line, through the skin-electrode, the bidirectional asymmetric low-frequency pulse current is applied to the human body for auxiliary treatment.
This treatment and pain relief is achieved when the electric current stimulates nerve cells that block the transmission of pain signals, modifying your perception of pain. The other way is that nerve stimulation due to an electric current passed raises the level of endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain-killing chemicals. These raised levels of endorphins, therefore, block the perception of pain.
What are the advantages of TENS (a Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator)?
TENS is a pain-relieving technique that is non-invasive. It can be used on its own or in combination with prescription or over-the-counter pain relievers.
Another advantage of the TENS unit is that it is tiny and portable, allowing it to be used at home or on the go whenever pain treatment is required.