Benefits of TENS Unit
Do you know the Benefits of TENS Unit? If not, it is not too late. If you have Back Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Tendinitis, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain etc. You probably have seen a doctor and a painkiller temporarily relieved your pains but if you are looking for something permanent, and something you can carry in your bag and use whenever you need, TENS Unit Device is just something for you. It is easy to use, easy to handle and most importantly it doesn’t cost a fortune to you.
What is a TENS Unit?
TENS Unit is the short version of Trans-cutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. Trans-cutaneous means something applied across the depth of the skin. In our case, it is the low electric current that mimics our nerve system and it reduces the muscle pain as a simple explanation.
In today’s world, most white collar office workers who are over 40 years old mostly complain about back pain, shoulder pain and neck pain. Even you do exercise every day, it will not help to pain not only caused by immobility in the offices but also because of daily stress.
Benefits of TENS Unit
Many historians believe that, using electric to reduce pain actually first was founded in ancient Rome. Well there was no electric network by then but there was electric in the air or even in the fish. So ancient Romans were using electrical fish as the most primitive but effective TENS Unit.
Romans believe the Benefits of TENS Unit, as millions of people do today.
Studies show that to achieve pain relief, adequate intensity of stimulation is required. Most TENS Unit Devices with enhanced stimulator achieve that goal easily.
Another study that was monitored under Magnetic Resonance Imaging showed that when TENS Unit was used in high frequency, it is very effective to decrease pain of people who suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Also if you use TENS Unit in low frequency, it will reduce shoulder pain and also give a sense of relief to human brain.
United States Food and Drug Administration approved a new version of TENS Unit which prevents migraine pain. This is one other key benefits of TENS Unit. Head-mounted TENS Units may reduce headache and especially migraine.
Other Benefits of TENS Unit
Decreases pain of leg pain, arm pain, wrist pain, fibromyalgia, shin splints, neuropathy, inflammation ailments, diabetes, regular headaches, nerve disorder, muscle pain and restless leg syndrome.
The main working principle of TENS Unit is to block the pain signal between pain area and brain. This device mostly confuses people with EMS device which look similar. EMS stands for Electrical Muscle Stimulation and its main purpose is to stimulate muscles.
There are many benefits of TENS Unit. On the other hand, there are some cautions as well. It is not recommended to use on people who has heart pacemaker implant and also who are pregnant.
Also it is better not to put TENS Electrodes or TENS Pads over the eyes, on the front of the neck, on wounds or ill skin tissues, on tumors and directly over spinal column. The latter is also not advised for regular hand massage.