What is TENS?
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is the use of continuous, low frequency electric currents to stimulate the nerves for therapeutic purposes. It blocks the pain signal from travelling to the brain and therefore reduces the sensation of pain.
How Does TENS Treat Pain?
Although no one likes to experience it, pain is necessary because it is the body’s natural way of telling you that something is wrong. Pain can be categorized in different ways—one of them being Acute & Chronic.
Acute Pain is usually more intense and comes on suddenly from soft tissue damage. It has a limited duration and typically doesn’t last longer than 6 months. Chronic Pain on the other hand is persistent. This type of pain continues even after the injury has healed. Pain signals are still being sent months or even years later.
TENS Stimulation releases endorphins and blocks pain signals from travelling to your brain, thus reducing the sensation of pain. TENS frequency is pretty much a non-invasive, drug-free alternative to masking the pain.
How Can TENS Help Me?
Instant Pain Relief
Tone-A-Matic Muscle Stimulators are the perfect drug-free solution to help mitigate pain. Tone-A-Matic TENS blocks pain signals and helps produce endorphins - the body's natural feel good hormone.
Treats Muscular Injuries
Perfect if you suffer from pain caused by Fibromayalgia, Sciatica, Tendonitis, Back Injury, Knee Injury, Tennis Elbow, Herniated Disc, and more. Start feeling better in as little as 20 minutes.
TENS Stimulation will cut down your recovery time significantly. It improves blood flow, and helps deliver oxygen, nutrients, and antibodies to the targeted area, thus promoting the body's natural healing process.
TENS PAD PLACEMENT
Check out our Electrode Placement charts that target common areas of pain so that you can start your road to recovery.