TENS is an abbreviation for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. A TENS machine stimulates your nerves via an electrical current through your skin.
TENS Therapy is the use of a TENS machine to help provide pain relief. Your Myotherapist may use a TENS machine as a part of a pain management program, especially those suffering from Chronic pain.
How does a TENS Machine provide Pain Relief?
TENS is thought to provide pain relief by two distinctive ways:
Sensory Level Stimulation
The Gate Control theory of pain means that the electrical current of the TENS machine inhibits the transmission of pain signals, by blocking the neural “gate” through which the pain travels.
Motor Level StimulationThe goal of motor level stimulation is to cause the increase in the body’s healing response and release the bodies own healing substances to achieve pain relief.
Please ask your Myotherapist next time about the benefits of TENS therapy. Alternatively, if you have any questions regarding TENS therapy or would like make an appointment with our Myotherapists call Essential Health on 9663 5134 to book an appointment today.