How Tens Products Can Help Alleviate Your Pain Symptoms
If you’ve been suffering from various pain symptoms, chances are your doctor might have suggested looking into TENS products. The non-abbreviated name for these items is Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, which provides a low voltage electrical current through targeted parts of the body in order to prove pain relief.
The system operates using a battery-powered device that delivers these minor electrical impulses via electrodes placed on the skin. The user can control the appropriate amount of therapy for a target area in order to provide pain relief. When used properly, TENS products can help soothe a number of aches and pains, including joint, neck and back pain, as well as arthritis, sports-related injuries, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries, to name but a few.
TENS units are broken up into three distinct factors - intensity, frequency and duration. Intensity is controlled typically via a dial or other mechanism that allows the user to decide how much relief is warranted. Frequency handles the amount of pulses that occur per second through the electrodes, usually from 80-120 for acute pain, and 1-20 for the treatment of chronic pain. Finally, duration deals with the number of microseconds that the current penetrates the skin during each particular firing pulse.
While all this might sound scary, the truth is that TENS products are really quite harmless, and can be quite soothing and relaxing when administered properly. It bypasses invasive procedures and methods for dealing with pain relief by relying purely on electrodes to produce the electrical current. Some even report dropping their medication intake as the pain subsides, which is a double benefit as far as health is concerned.
Setting up a TENS device is easy, and takes just a few minutes. Users can sit back and watch TV, read a book or talk with friends and family while the unit works its magic. It’s also easy to conceal, and many units can even be clipped onto a belt for easier handling.
Like all medical products, it’s wise to consult your doctor before proceeding. TENS units are incredibly safe, but certain individuals may want to avoid using them. These include people with heart problems, a pacemaker, or those with epilepsy. Pregnant women should probably abstain from using TENS products until after childbirth. Remember, these products deal with electrical currents, so it’s always wise to err on the side of caution.
Factory Direct Medical carries a variety of TENS products at very affordable prices. Our units come with digital readouts and easy to use interface mechanisms to make sure you’re getting instant and convenient pain relief, every time. For more information on how TENS products can help relax and soothe your aches and pains, please contact us today so we can walk you through your questions and concerns.