Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) uses low a low voltage electric current to stimulate nerves to treat pain.  The TENS unit is a small battery-powered machine.  Two or more electrodes are positioned on the painful area, and a circuit of electrical impulses is created that travels along nerve fibers. 

TENS is the most frequently used electrotherapy for pain relief.  Non-invasive and with few side effects, results are almost immediate. It is used to treat chronic pain, back/neck pain, bursitis, muscle, bone and joint problems.  

Look to physiotherapists, nurses, and midwives for information on TENS therapy.  

Specific Techniques


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