What do you do when you experience chronic pain in your back, ruled by your spinal cord, or, for that matter, anywhere else in the body? You take Vicodin, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and what not! Nothing helps? Well, there is a way you can alleviate the pain with noninvasive therapy.
A standout among the most well-known types of electrical stimulation utilized for pain management is Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) therapy, which gives relief from discomfort and pain. Electrical nerve incitement and electrotherapy treatment is utilized to ease many conditions, including back pain.
A transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit is a device that sends little electrical streams to focused body parts. These streams are then utilized to calm the pain. You can get a TENS with a prescription from your doctor and insurance will usually pay for the device.
Spinal cord nerve stimulation therapy is suggested when different medicines have not been successful and medical surgery isn’t an option.
Tens units work on two theories “Pain Gate and endorphin theory”. The gate control theory of pain asserts that non-painful input closes the “gates” to painful input, which prevents pain sensation from traveling to the central nervous system. A tens unit can stimulate the body’s ability to produce endorphins. The brain can secrete its own analgesic substance such as endorphins to modulate pain. Endorphins are neuropeptides that act on the CNS and peripheral nervous system to reduce pain. They have the similar pharmacological effect as morphine.
P M Medical Products has a full-line of portable, combination electro therapy devices to fit your need.