What is a TENS unit and does it work?

by Luca Todani Home health care product

A transcutaneous electrical nerve incitement (TENS) unit is a battery-worked gadget that a few people use to treat torment.

TENS units work by conveying little electrical motivations through anodes that have glue cushions to join them to an individual's skin.

These electrical motivations flood the sensory system, decreasing its capacity to transmit torment sign to the spinal rope and cerebrum.

The equivalent electrical driving forces additionally animate the body to create common agony relievers called endorphins.

In this article, get familiar with the employment of a TENS machine and the examination on its adequacy.


TENS units can help treat and oversee torment.

TENS units may help treat the accompanying side effects:

•  period torment

•  labor torment

•  postoperative agony

•  joint torment

•  neck and back agony

They may likewise lighten torment that outcomes from the accompanying conditions:

•  endometriosis

•  arthritis

•  sports wounds

•  multiple sclerosis

•  fibromyalgia

•  painful diabetic neuropathy

•  spinal line damage

A TENS unit has controls that enable individuals to manage a suitable dimension of help with discomfort. Individuals can accomplish this by changing the accompanying parts of the electrical flow:

Recurrence: The recurrence alludes to the quantity of electrical heartbeats every second. High-recurrence (HF) beats extend from 80 to 120 cycles for every second and may help oversee intense agony. Low-recurrence (LF) beats run from 1 to 20 cycles for each second and are appropriate for the treatment of endless torment.


TENS is a noninvasive strategy for alleviating torment. Individuals who experience help with discomfort from TENS might almost certainly decrease their admission of torment drugs, some of which can be addictive or cause unfriendly reactions.

TENS units are additionally helpful in light of the fact that they are little, compact, and generally discrete. Individuals can convey a TENS unit in their pocket or clasp it onto a belt to guarantee that they have prompt access to help with discomfort for the duration of the day.

Conceivable symptoms

In the event that the electrode pads cause redness or bothering, hypoallergenic patches are accessible.

It is ok for a great many people to utilize a TENS unit, and they won't as a rule experience any reactions.

Nonetheless, the electrical driving forces that a TENS unit produces may cause a humming, shivering, or prickling sensation, which a few people may discover awkward.

A few people might be susceptible to the glue cushions. Any individual who encounters skin redness and disturbance can change to utilizing hypoallergenic ones.

It is indispensable never to put the terminals on either the front of the neck or the eyes. Putting cathodes on the neck can bring down pulse and cause fits. On the eyes, the terminals can build weight inside the eye and potentially cause damage.

At the point when to dodge TENS

In spite of the fact that it is alright for the vast majority, specialists prescribe that a few gatherings of individuals maintain a strategic distance from TENS treatment except if a specialist prompts its utilization.

This suggestion applies to the accompanying individuals:

•  Pregnant ladies: Pregnant ladies ought to abstain from utilizing TENS in the stomach and pelvic areas.

•  People with epilepsy: Applying cathodes to the head or neck of individuals with epilepsy may initiate seizures.

•  People with heart issues.

•  People with a pacemaker or another kind of electrical or metal embed.

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