What Is TENS Therapy

What Is TENS Therapy

If you are familiar with HiDow International, you may have noticed that we’re pretty big on TENS/EMS therapy! Millions of users have found incredible pain relief benefits through TENS and EMS devices, but what exactly are these devices, what is TENS therapy, and how can it help you improve your life by treating chronic pain? All of that and more will be answered so buckle up as we walk you through the incredible benefits of TENS therapy! 

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator

TENS is the abbreviation for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator, a pain relief therapy where a user will apply electrode pads to the affected area and disrupt pain signals with electrical stimulation. TENS therapy works by sending these electrical pulses to your top nerves which disrupt pain signals before they reach the pain receptors. Because of this, TENS therapy has been adopted by physical therapists from around the world as one of the leading treatments for pain management. 

TENS Unit Uses

TENS units aren’t just used by physical therapists. In fact, many people including everyone from athletes to normal everyday people are purchasing TENS/EMS devices to use at home and at the gym because they are so useful! Because TENS/EMS units are compact, portable, and even come in wireless models, you can take yours anywhere you need to use it. TENS units are used to treat: 

  • Labor pains
  • Menstrual cramps and pains
  • Post-operative pains
  • Neck and back pain
  • Joint pain
  • And more. 

TENS units are also used to treat a wide array of other symptoms such as endometriosis, arthritis, and sports injuries. 

What Are the Benefits?

TENS and EMS devices are incredibly beneficial ways to help you manage your pain. On one hand, there are incredible health and wellness benefits to using TENS devices. TENS offers users a noninvasive way to treat pain. Without the need for taking painkillers and other over-the-counter pain relief medications. This is generally good for your body. Because it does not have to break down the medication and there is no risk of dependency. 

Additionally, TENS units are compact and portable. They can travel with you anywhere you go. This means you can use TENS at home, at the gym, or at the office on your lunch break to help treat pain. You can treat yourself with TENS on your own time without the need to schedule an appointment with your physical therapist. 

Does TENS Therapy Actually Work?

Hundreds of thousands of users have found pain relief through HiDow and so can you. TENS units are effective when used properly, so understanding the right intensity paired with proper electrode placement is essential. You can learn about electrode placement for muscle relief to get the best pain relief possible.