As more and more people are working from home and turning their homes into their office, poor ergonomic home office set-up may increase chronic pain. Physical therapists say that with more folks working from home, they see more and more people reporting chronic pain as a result. They have seen a lot more neck and shoulder pain, elbow pain, postural pain in recent times. One thing you can do to relieve chronic pain is by using the TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) unit.
TENS unit is also commonly known as electrotherapy. A small machine sends little electrical impulses to the nervous system, disrupting pain signals and stimulating endorphins, also called natural painkillers. It means that TENS floods the system to reduce the ability of pain signals to reach the brain. What’s nice about TENS is you can still get a carryover after the TENS unit is taken off and can give you pain relief another hour or two.
TENS Stimulation is beneficial for acute pain, that is, pain that comes up abruptly and is of a short length in duration. It is also helpful with post-operative pain, which is follow on pain after you have had surgery. A study found that at least 60% of people get relief from using the TENS machine and even if this pain is chronic.
The advantages of the TENS unit is it’s much less intrusive, much less expensive and less harmful than any of the opioids or any other strong medications you receive from your doctor or chemist.
There are several units in the market. However, we recommend the wireless TENS units, which, as the name indicates, is without wires. iTENS is FDA approved, medical-grade, powerful, and easy to follow instructions that go into detail so you can learn to use your device as optimally as possible.