What is a TENS Machine?
TENS is an abbreviation of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation.
Transcutaneous means “across the skin”. In simple terms, a TENS machine stimulates your nerves via an electrical current through your skin. A TENS machine is an electronic medical device and it may assist you in modest short-term pain relief by preventing pain signals from reaching the brain.
Benefits of TENS therapy
TENS therapy is a non-invasive, practical and safe method to help ease both acute and chronic pain. It may be used to relieve the following:
- Acute pain – such as sports injuries, acute torticollis, acute low back pain and joint pain
- Chronic pain – such as low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, peripheral nerve injuries and phantom limb pain.
It can also be used to help ease pain for postoperative patient, for women in labour and delivery, and for post-stroke patients.
TENS therapy is an alternative to medication and designed so that you can move around with it working. At Home Physio Group, our Physiotherapists can advise you if a TENS machine will be suitable for your condition. They will also provide you with a personalised exercise programme to help your recovery.
For more information, please contact us on 0330 335 1016 or alternatively please fill out our contact sheet and we will get back to you.