Tens Machine Treatment
What is the benefit of this treatment?
TENS, or Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, is a therapeutic device that sends low-voltage electrical impulses through the skin to various parts of the body.
The TENS machine operates on several levels to alleviate pain:
Interfering with Pain Messages: It stimulates non-pain carrying nerves to block or interfere with pain messages transmitted to the brain, thus altering the perception of pain.
Triggering Analgesic Effects: TENS activates specific points in the muscle that can produce analgesic effects, similar to pain relief medications.
Endorphin Production: The device stimulates the body to produce endorphins, natural painkillers, which block pain signals from reaching the brain.
Improving Blood Flow: It increases blood flow to the site of pain, addressing soreness and promoting healing where there is reduced local blood circulation.
Breaking the Pain Cycle: With continued use, TENS can help the body learn to ‘not feel the pain’, effectively breaking the cycle of chronic pain.