TENS Therapy for Acute Pain

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) therapy is a painkilling treatment that involves electrodes and a machine to transmit an electric current through the skin. Many patients have reported positive results from TENS therapy, and many doctors and physiotherapists in Australia recommend TENS therapy as a possible alternative to drugs, deep tissue massage and other types of treatments. Modern TENS machines often come with an E.M.S. function that helps target the trauma source since E.M.S. penetrates more deeply into the body tissues. It can help stimulate muscles, increase blood flow and rebuild torn and damaged body tissues.

Acute pain conditions helped by TENS includes:

  • Broken Bones
  • Childbirth Pains
  • Dental Pain
  • Fractured Ribs
  • Joint Strain
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Post-Operative Pain
  • Pre-Menstrual Pain
  • Sporting Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow

Let’s talk about some good aspects of TENS therapy. One of the main advantages about this treatment is that anyone can use this therapy in the privacy of their own home. Another great benefit of this treatment is that there is no side effects to using this therapy, unlike other methods of pain relief. It is advised, however, if that pregnant woman consult their doctor before using any TENS device. 

TENS therapy can be more successful for some patients than others, and the effect differs between treatments. If you compare this therapy to other more aggressive treatments, TENS is safe because there are no side effects in utilising the device, and you can use it at your home without any risk. Basically, it is wise to consult your doctor or medical advisor when trying new devices to ensure it is the right treatment for you and, above all, the safest one.