How does transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) work?

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) has two different mechanisms of action. According to one idea, the electric current activates nerve cells that prevent the passage of pain signals, altering how painful things feel to you. The alternative viewpoint contends that nerve stimulation increases the body's natural painkiller, endorphin, levels. The perception of pain is then suppressed by the endorphins.

What is transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy used to treat?

TENS therapy has been used or is being researched to treat both acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) pain. The following are a few of the most typical conditions that TENS has been used for:

  • Osteoarthritis (disease of the joints) (disease of the joints).
  • Fibromyalgia causes widespread aches and pains, particularly along the spine, in muscles, tendons, and joints.
  • Tendinitis (an inflammation or irritation of a tendon) (an inflammation or irritation of a tendon).
  • Bursitis (inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs that cushion joints) (inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs that cushion joints).
  • Labor Pain.
  • Low Back pain
  • Muscle Spasm
  • neuropathy brought on by diabetes (damage to the nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body).
  • Peripheral artery disease is characterized by the hardening of the arteries that supply the body with blood.
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