TENS machines are pain relief devices that are used by physiotherapists and specialist pain clinics in the treatment of conditions that cause back pain, neck pain, ankle pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, wrist pain and hand pain. TENS is transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, a form of direct current that is passed through the skin using adhesive electrodes.
The TENS current stimulates nerve endings that pass an impulse to the brain, which acts as a counter stimulation to the original pain signals and results in pain relief.
TENS treatment has been scientifically proven to reduce pain intensity and is a safe, cost effective and drug free alternative for the treatment of pain. TENS is an effective form of pain relief for Arthritis, Back Pain, Bursitis, Period Pain, Labour pain, Neck Pain, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), Sciatica, Tendonitis and Whiplash.
TENS machines are particularly popular in the treatment of low back pain conditions, such as degenerative disc disease, facet syndrome, spinal stenosis and a herniated disc. A TENS machine can provide back pain relief that can last for around 12 hours. The portable TENS unit uses adhesive electrodes that stick onto the skin around the area of pain. TENS machines can be used at home, at work or when travelling. TENS is an instant form of pain relief that reduces your need for pain killing medication and their possible side effects.
Modern TENS treatment is available using digital TENS machines that have LCD displays and push button controls that allow predictable, easy to apply settings for instant pain relief.