TENS machines and Muscle stimulators can be used as a portable pain management device. TENS technology is often used in physical therapy as an effective method of pain relief. Whereas, the various intensity levels of a muscle stimulator can be used to improve abdominal strength during exercise.
The electrical current used in stimulators causes small muscle spasms and muscle contraction. This can be applied to the abdominal muscles for a standalone or integrated workout. They can also help with injury prevention and pain management before or after exercise.
Types of Pain - Chronic Pain, Labour Pain, Nerve Pain
For acute pain, joint pain and issues like chronic low-back pain, TENS machines can effectively "block" pain messages. They do this by stimulating nerve endings and offering counter stimulation to pain signals. This makes them an effective pain reliever. And the variable pulse rate means that they can be used at different intensities.