Potential TENS Machine Benefits
TENS is a non-invasive method for relieving pain. People who experience pain relief from TENS may reduce their intake of pain medications. Reduced drug intake is an example of how a TENS machine may benefit you.
TENS units are also convenient because they are small, portable, and relatively discrete. People can carry a TENS unit in their pocket or clip it onto a belt to ensure immediate access to pain relief throughout the day.
What is a TENS Machine?
TENS is an abbreviation for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation.
Transcutaneous means “across the skin”. Simply put, a tens machine stimulates nerves via an electrical current through your skin. A TENS machine is an electronic medical device. A TENS machine may assist you in modest short-term pain relief.
How Does a TENS Machine Provide Short-Term Pain Relief?
Researchers think that a Tens Machine achieves pain relief in one of two ways:
Sensory Level Stimulation – The Gate Control theory of pain means that the electrical input of the TENS machine interferes with the transmission of pain signals by blocking the neural “gate” through which the pain travels.
Motor Level Stimulation – The goal of motor level stimulation is to cause the release of the body’s opiate-like substances to relieve pain.
TENS Machine FAQs
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- How to Use a TENS Machine
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- What is EMS (Electric Muscle Stimulation)?
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A TENS machine and an EMS machine are electronic medical devices. Always read the label and instruction manual. A TENS machine may assist you in modest short-term pain relief. Consult your doctor or healthcare professional before use and if symptoms persist. Use only as directed.