Electronic nerve stimulator has a long history of diagnostic and research behind it and now have been incorporated into pain control programs. While there are hundreds of clinical reports details using TENS on a wide range of conditions, many studies control a great deal of discussion about TENS’ benefits versus the results of placebos. The TENS unit reduces pain for various conditions, such as low back pain, period pain, bladder incontinence, labour pain, and post-surgical pain.
Background biology is necessary to understand the role that electronic nerve stimulator plays in TENS. Nerves are the body’s messengers, carrying information from the brain to the muscles and back again. Externally, each nerve is positively charged or polarized, and when the upper end of the nerve cell stimulates, the nerve loses its charge and depolarizes. This depolarized wave travels from the tip of the nerve upwards to a lot of the brain’s muscle. When the nerve is depolarized, it releases a special chemical called Acetyl-choline into the tiny gap between the muscle and the nerves and causes the muscle to become depolarized as well.
What the stimulators do is depolarize the nerves by supplying electrons to the outside of the nerve. The nerves behave the same way whether they change the brain’s signal or a signal from a stimulator. If the stimulus is the right strength, it allows the muscle to contract and get the exercise necessary to keep the muscle elastic and flexible. When muscles lack the correct nerve input due to injury or medical issues., TENS is a frequent choice for doctors who want to keep the patient’s muscles strong and active while recovering or maintaining current muscle strength.
iTENS machines produce current and deliver it through electrodes placed on the skin and nerve stimulators implanted within the body. iTENS units seem to have brought a great deal of relief to many people.