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TENS Units

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

What are TENS Units and what are they used to treat? TENS is an acronym for: Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation A TENS Unit is a hand-held, portable, battery-operated device that provides a drug-free, non-invasive, and non-addictive alternative to pain management. A TENS Unit has electrodes that are applied to the area experiencing pain. Once the device is turned on, the electrodes send mild electrical impulses to the affected area. This results in blocking the nerve endings from receiving the pain response from the brain. As well, the electrical stimulation triggers the release of endorphins and encephalins. These chemicals are the body’s own analgesics. TENS Units are used for acute pains and chronic pain conditions associated with:
  • ankle pain
  • arthritis
  • acute headaches
  • back pain
  • bursitis
  • cancer
  • causalgia
  • chest pain
  • chronic neck and back pain
  • chronic shoulder pain
  • dental disorders
  • degenerative arthritis
  • diverticulosisdysmenorrhea
  • elbow forearm pain
  • emphysema
  • epicondylitis
  • facet syndrome
  • fibromyalgia
  • foot pain
  • fractures
  • hand pain
  • headaches
  • intercoastal neuralgia ischialgia
  • IVD syndrome
  • knee pain
  • lumbago
  • lumbar disc with sciatica
  • lumbosacral pain
  • migraines
  • multiple sclerosis
  • neuralgia
  • neuropathy
  • peripheral nerve injuries
  • phantom limb pain
  • postoperative pain
  • radiculitis
  • Raynaud ’s phenomenon
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • spondylosis
  • sprains
  • strains
  • suboccipital headaches
  • synovitis
  • tendonitis
  • thoracodynia
  • thrombophlebitis
  • TMJ syndrome
  • torticollis
  • trigeminal neuralgia
  • whiplash
  • wrist pain

Here are a few related products:

AdvanTeq 2000 Rechargeable TENS Unit

AdvanTeq II TENS Unit, Dual Channel

Comfort Stim Standard TENS Unit With Timer

Dynatronics TENS Units without timer

Interferential Tens Unit/ Muscle Stimulator


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