Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a non-invasive technique that uses low-voltage electrical current to help manage pain. TENS works by sending small electrical impulses through electrodes that are placed on the skin near the site of pain. These impulses can help to block pain signals from reaching the brain, ultimately reducing the perception of pain. TENS has been found to be a way to manage chronic pain.
This is especially true for conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, and back pain. It is a safe and drug-free option for pain management and can be used in combination with other pain management techniques such as physical therapy or medication. TENS devices can be purchased for home use and can be adjusted to deliver the appropriate level of stimulation for each person.