health treatments


Question by  worker6692 (107)

How does a TENS unit help with pain?


Answer by  kungfukid (1241)

TENS stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. They have been utilized for several years to help alleviate pain. It works in part by sending small electrical signals through the skin to the nerves to try and block the nerve signal that transports the pain signal. This treatment seems to be more effective on some people than on others.


Answer by  dryuha (735)

TENS stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. It helps to minimise or reduce pain by safe nerve electrical stimulation under the skin.


Answer by  rnovikoffgmailcom (1722)

a TENS unit is going to send electro stimuli through the muscles which is good for anti-inflammatory properties. The person can use ice while using the TENS machine to further the benefits,


Answer by  Baobao (1273)

It blocks the pain messages and you will not feel the pain, but this device can only be used under the direction of doctor and you should know the procesure.


Answer by  Jessie124 (1885)

The small electrical impulses that the TENS unit sends out overrides the pain messages that get to the brain. They also help increase the body's natural pain killers. Often times, the TENS unit can provide hours of relief.


Answer by  dhuoda (1431)

It applies electrical pulses to the skin and it is thought that it influences pain messages to the brain. Some people find it effective. Medical opinion is divided on it.

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