TENS AND ITS TYPES

It is one of the methods of electrical stimulation whose primary aim is to provide a degree of symptomatic pain relief by exciting sensory nerves. TENS units work by delivering small electrical impulses through electrodes that have adhesive pads to attach them to a person’s skin. These electrical impulses flood the nervous system, reducing its ability to transmit pain signals to the spinal cord and brain.
It is broadly categorized into 3 types:

Conventional TENS (HIGH)

Acupunture-like TENS (LOW)

Brief Intense TENS:

SYMPTOMS TREATED

A TENS Unit has controls that allow people administer an appropriate level of pain relief. It can be achieved by altering the intensity, frequency and duration of the impulse. It may help in treating the following symptoms:
IT may also alleviate pain that results from the following:

LIMITATIONS/SIDE EFFECTS

It is safe for most of the people to use a TENS unit, with usually no side effects but,

WHEN TO AVOID TENS?

Although it is safe for most people, experts recommend that some group of people must avoid the TENS treatment unless a doctor advises its use.
The above recommendation applies to the following people: