Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation or tens machine applies the method of sending electrical signals to the nerves through the skin to stimulate the nerve. This is practiced to counter the debilitating pain and get relief.
Pain is experienced by everyone in one form or the other. There are pain killers available to get relief from the pain. Though pain killers provide instant relief, it cannot be used for longer terms. In case of chronic pains, using pain killers may prove harmful than being advantageous as they have other side effects. Pain killers when taken for a long duration affect the functioning of kidney and liver. For this reason, people look for other options to get relief from pain.tens machines are one of the options which many people are using. It is used in getting relief from pains caused due to tendinitis, some pains which arise after surgery, pain due to osteoarthritis and musculo-skeletal pains etc.
The tens machine is provided with four leads which is covered with sticky pads. The electrical signal is sent to the affected parts through these electrodes which are operated with the help of a battery. This rejuvenates the muscles to perform better and pain is relieved gradually. The Tens Machines are used by physiotherapists also for rejuvenating the nerves. Though they are safe for use by anyone, it is better to get medical advice before using them and using tens machine under medical supervision is better. The Tens machine provides relief from pain in the most of the chronic cases like neck pain, joint pain, back ache and so on. These are also used during child birth at the time of onset of labor. The most advantageous thing of using tens machine are their portability. The person using the tens machine is not restricted to one place.