Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, or TENS, is a pain management technique that helps to alleviate discomfort through electric stimulation. Delivering a light current through the electrodes to the skin and tissue beneath, this commonly used pain management therapy can alleviate pain by blocking pain messages to the brain.
TENS involves the use of small electrodes, or devices that conduct electricity, on the skin over the area of the body in pain. Sending tiny electrical pulses that may cause a tingling or vibrating sensation, the electricity permeates the affective tissue or joint, increasing endorphins – a natural pain reliever, and improving blood circulation.
Research shows that individuals suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia or Sciatica can find pain relief through TENS treatments. This treatment can also relieve pain symptoms due to chronic pain and/or postsurgical and post-traumatic pain. Most patients feel pain relief anywhere between 15 minutes to an hour.
If you, a friend or family member is suffering from chronic pain, call us today 732-431-2155 to schedule a consultation with a member of the Advanced Wellness team.