TENS is a noninvasive way to override or prevent signals from the spirit to the spinal wire and brain. Pain emails may be altered enough to provide non permanent or even long-lasting pain relief. In addition to handling pain, this type of electrical stimulation can also improve local circulation and minimize or eliminate muscle spasm.
TENS can be used for relief of pain associated with numerous painful conditions. Back pain caused by spine weakening, disc problems, or failed back surgery is commonly relieved by using TENS. Lack of pain neuropathy from conditions such as chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS) or diabetes is often managed with TENS.
TENS has recently been used for folks suffering from cancer-related pain, phantom-limb pain (a chronic pain symptoms following limb amputation), and migraine or chronic tension-type headaches.
TENS can be used for muscle soreness from overuse, inflammatory conditions, and both rheumatoid and osteo-arthritis. Athletes with painful serious soft tissue injuries e. g. sprains and strains may benefit from TENS treatment.
Sometimes TENS is employed after surgery for cut or post-operative pain (e. g., joint replacement, heart failure procedures, various belly operations, or cesarean sections). Exploration shows that TENS can significantly reduce the use of analgesics (pain remedies, including narcotic drugs) after surgery.
TENS is usually used and various other kinds of treatment and pain control such as analgesics, relaxation remedy, biofeedback, visualization or led imagery, physiotherapy, exercise, rub therapy, nerve block shots, and/or spinal manipulation.
Benefits from TENS treatment
- Pain relief
- Increased blood flow and healing
- Improved rest patterns
- Decreased use of pain relievers or other analgesic drugs
- Increased movement and function