Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a noninvasive therapy indicated for the symptomatic relief from, and management of, chronic intractable pain and post-surgical and post-trauma acute pain.
For over 30 years, the medical community has used TENS as a safe and effective alternative to pharmacological approaches to pain control for many patients.
TENS has minimal side effects and is non-addictive.
Adverse reactions associated with electrotherapy may include skin irritation beneath the electrodes.
With a TENS system, a portable stimulator generates a current which flows through leads to electrodes placed in specific locations on the patient’s skin.
The low voltage current causes an electrical reaction in sensory and motor nerve fibers, overriding pain message transmission.
The frequency and intensity of the stimulus are carefully controlled.