Pain is the body’s warning system. It is a way of letting an individual know that something is wrong. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulations (TENS) is a safe non-invasive drug-free method of pain management. It relieves pain by sending small electrical impulses through electrodes placed on the skin to underlying nerve fibers. TENS is believed to work by two different mechanisms. First, electrical stimulation of the nerve fibers can block a pain signal from being carried to the brain. If the signal is blocked, pain is not perceived. Secondly, the body has its own mechanism for suppressing pain. It does this by releasing natural chemicals called endorphins in the brain which act as analgesics. TENS may activate this mechanism.

“TENS” is the acronym for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. The medical TENS units in our inventory are handheld, portable, and battery-operated.

TENS unit electrodes are applied to the surface of the skin at the area experiencing pain. When the unit is turned on, a mild electrical current is sent through the electrodes. A slight tingling sensation will be felt under the skin.

TENS units are used to treat both chronic pain conditions and acute pain problems such as:

  • Ankle pain

  • Chronic neck pain

  • Fractures

  • Arthritis

  • Chronic Shoulder pain

  • Hand pain

  • Strains

  • Wrist pain

  • Lumbar disc w/sciatica

  • Neuralgia

  • Spondylosis

  • Acute Headaches

  • Elbow Forearm Pain

  • Sprains

  • Back Pain

  • Degenerative Arthritis

  • Postoperative Pain

  • Tendonitis

  • Knee Pain

  • Lumbosacral Pain

  • Neuroapthy

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

  • Bursitis

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Whiplash

  • Chest pain

  • Foot pain

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Torticollis

  • Lumbago

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Peripheral nerve injuries

  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries

The medical TENS units in our inventory provide pain relief that can last for hours. This is highly valuable to many patients living with chronic pain. As well, for those experiencing acute pain conditions, TENS therapy may reduce the amount of pain medications needed. Many people opt to take their handheld TENS units with them throughout the day, even hooking them on a belt and turning it on when immediate pain relief is needed.

As opposed to other pain management measures, TENS therapy is non-addictive and doesn’t provide dangerous side-effects that are so common with medications and prescribed narcotic pain-killers. You can’t sprain or strain your muscles by overworking them with your TENS unit.