If you’ve ever had a sensation that has made you uncomfortable to any degree, it’s probably has caused you some degree of pain. This symptom of feeling, discomfort, tingling, burning, soreness, aching or hurt, tells your brain that something is wrong with your body and sends it a warning message. Pain is not only treated using medications but can be relieved by using other methods.
TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) is a unit that can help ease pain. It delivers small electrical pulses to the body via electrodes placed on the skin. These are thought to affect how pain signals are sent to the brain. Pain signals reach the brain through the nerves and spinal cord. If a small electric shock can block pain signals generated by the TENS unit, the brain receives fewer signals regarding the pain.
TENS has proved to be effective for many types of pain. It is commonly used during childbirth, after surgery, for bursitis, tension headaches, tendonitis, chronic wounds, arthritis, migraine headaches, injuries, and other painful conditions. Medical practitioners believe that the technique stimulates the body to produce endorphins which are natural painkillers. It is otherwise considered to be safe. Anyone applying the TENS treatment at home should care that the current is not too intense because it may irritate or burn the skin. Never place the electrodes near the throat, brain, heart, or over the eyes. Always ensure that you know how to operate the device correctly and receive instruction from the manual given.
Within a short period of time and the correct placement of pads, the iTENS unit will hopefully decrease your pain soon, and you can continue on with life without pain holding you back. Most people have suffered from pain and understand how debilitating it can be. You do not have to suffer passively; help recovery along by learning all you can about your condition, and try one of these great little units. Chances are, it will provide you with the pain it has for so many other people who are out there enjoying everything life has to offer.