Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS, is an instrument used by chiropractors and other sports medicine providers as a tool useful in helping their patients with pain relief. A TENS pad is placed on the area of injury and creates a sensory level stimulation designed to reduce pain.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a revolutionary pain relief therapy that has become an integral part of the treatment options offered at Royal Chiropractic and Dental Centers. TENS uses low-voltage electrical currents to effectively provide relief from pain, making it a preferred choice for various acute and chronic conditions that patients report.
Here’s a closer look at the benefits and workings of TENS:
Our chiropractors use TENS therapy, which requires a small, battery-operated device to deliver electrical impulses through electrodes that they place on your skin. These electrodes deliver impulses to the affected area that help block or alter the feeling of pain by stimulating your nerve cells. This stimulation prevents pain signals from reaching your brain or increases the endorphin levels, the body’s natural painkillers.