Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation is a technique involving electrical stimulation of sensory nerves in an attempt to provide pain relief. Natural pain relief mechanisms are triggered upon sufficient sensory nerve excitation. TENS treatment is administered by a TENS machine with the purpose of assisting patients with modest short-term pain relief.
Precision Physiotherapy applies Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation to treat joint, muscle or bone problems associated with conditions such as:
The way T.E.N.S (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) therapy works is by providing stimulation to both sensory and motor nerves. At high pulse rates, TENS machines cause interference to and blockage of pain signals to the brain. This gives patients the feeling of reduced pain. Due to the high pulse rates, the brain is busy processing and interpreting signals it receives more quickly rather than the slower pain signals radiating from the condition at hand. At lower pulse rates, TENS machines induce the patients body to produce molecules known as endorphins, natural painkillers. Much like morphine, these natural painkillers block pain signals to the brain.