TENS Unit for Pain Relief in Patients with Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a long-term medical condition that is characterised by chronic widespread pain in the muscles and joints, with sen- sitivity to pressure stimuli. The symptoms may vary from person to person.

The main symptom of fibromyalgia is severe muscle pain but it can also be accompanied by: fatigue, chest pain, headaches, fever, abdominal pain, insomnia, swollen lymph nodes, irritable bowel syndrome and depression.

Does TENS help Fibromyalgia?

The cause of this elusive disease is unknown. The main symptom is severe muscle pain, stiffness and tenderness however, the painful tissues involved are not accompanied by tissue inflammation. Therefore, despite disabling body pain, patients do not develop body damage or deformity. Fibromyalgia also does not cause damage to internal body organs. In addition to the pain, a patient can feel fatigue, headaches, insomnia, swollen lymph nodes, irritable bowel syndrome and depression; often resulting from experiencing so much pain so regularly.

TENS Unit or Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Unit provides non-invasive, drug-free pain relief. Pads are placed on the back, near the area of pain. TENS Unit uses soothing pulses that are sent via the pads through the skin and along the nerve fibers. The pulses suppress pain signals to the brain and encourage the body to produce higher levels of its own natural pain killing chemicals - endorphins and encephalins.

 In general, the research suggests that TENS  Unit treatments do significantly relieve fibromyalgia pain during treatment and for a short time afterward. Researchers have suggested future work aimed at evaluating the effect over time of on-going TENS Unit use.

Some research suggests that TENS Unit may even have a calming effect on the central nervous system (CNS). A central feature of fibromyalgia is believed to be a hyper-sensitized CNS, which is called central sensitization, so anything that will calm it down is likely to be a benefit.

 

TechCare Massager offers a full range of tens machines, ems units, Tens Units and other pain relief device

Buy your TechCare TENS Unit today to have significantly relieve fibromyalgia pain!

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