The TENS Machine (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), is a battery-operated device that can be used to treat pain. It works by delivering small electrical impulses to the body through adhesive electrodes attached to the skin. The stimulation activates a complex neural network in your body, providing an analgesic (pain relieving) effect and relieving your pain.
The Tens Machine is used for pain relief, particularly with joint pain, neck or back pain. It is perfect for sufferers of long term chronic pain.
TENS machines may help treat the following symptoms/conditions:
• Period Pain
• Labour Pain
• Post Operative Pain
• Joint Pain
• Neck & Back Pain
• Sports Injuries
• Cancer Pain
• Neuropathic Pain
Benefits of using a TENS machine
- Non Invasive
- Reduce intake of pain medication
- Dual Channel
- Simple analogue operation
- Flip down front cover protects controls
- Integral belt clip
- Variable pulse rate 2Hz - 150Hz
- Variable pulse width
- Selectable modes: Modulation, Constant, Burst
- Comes with leads, self adhesive electrodes, 1×9V battery and TENS User Guide in soft carry case.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is TENS painful? What does using TENS feel like?
TENS should not feel painful. You should set the intensity at a level that is strong, but tolerable. It may feel like a tingling, buzzing, or muscle twitching sensation. As you grow accustomed to the feeling, you may be able to increase the intensity.
Is TENS safe?
TENS is safe for most users, but you should consult a medical professional before using a TENS device. One possible negative side effect is skin irritation from the patches. While you can’t get shocked by turning the device as high as it will go, you may feel discomfort at the highest levels. Because it is an electrical device, you can get shocked if the unit gets wet, if you touch bare wires, or if you reposition/remove the patches before during the device off.