TENS Therapy

Dealing with chronic, post-surgical, and active or post-trauma injury pain can be frustrating. When in pain, your mobility can become restricted and your way of living becomes altered.

One way to treat this is with a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit, a device that sends low-voltage electrical currents to targeted areas for pain relief. A home use TENS unit is a small, battery-powered device and is mainly used for continuing the effect of in-office treatment. A larger, more powerful device is used in a therapy setting.

What is the Process of TENS Therapy?

During TENS treatment therapy, electrode pads are placed over the areas in pain and then electrical pulses are sent through the skin. These pulses can alter your body’s perception of pain and also promote the release of endorphins, creating relief from pain.
What is the Process of TENS Therapy?

During TENS treatment therapy, electrode pads are placed over the areas in pain and then electrical pulses are sent through the skin. These pulses can alter your body’s perception of pain and also promote the release of endorphins, creating relief from pain.

TENS therapy is used for many conditions, including:

  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Migraines
  • Arthritis
  • Post-Surgery
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Wounds
  • Injuries

The currents coming from a TENS unit creates a strong but comfortable feeling and is set to each patient’s tolerance level. Most sessions with a TENS unit last around 15 minutes, and treatment sessions can be given as often as needed or recommended by your therapist. TENS is considered highly effective in controlling pain and may result in instant or prolonged pain relief.

Speak with the professionals at Advanced Physical Therapy of Freehold today to see if TENS therapy is right for you.

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