(transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) machines
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a non-drug, non-invasive technique designed to relieve pain with low-voltage electrical current delivered through electrodes on the skin. The acronym TENS, by which this therapy is often referred to, comes from its English name Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. The device that generates the desired current and to which the electrodes are connected is called a “neurostimulator”. It is found in just about every physiotherapy and physiatry clinic. Nowadays, they are also little ones that run on batteries.
Tens machines can help reduce pain, without causing side effects, such as certain medications, pain that is caused by motion, resting, or associated with specific activities.
It can help reduce pain, without causing side effects, such as certain medications, pain that is caused by motion, resting, or associated with specific activities.
What are the contraindications?
- Yes, the use of tens can have serious consequences for some people.
- Here is a list of health context for which the tens should not be used:
- do not use the tens if you wear a pacemaker;
- do not place the electrodes at the throat and head;
- do not place the electrodes on a wound or scar;
- do not use the tens if you suffer from a pain for which no diagnosis has been made;
Pregnant women, people with epilepsy and those with reduced skin sensitivity should not use a blood pressure without the supervision of a physiotherapist.
If you also have low back pain, a non-ergonomic sitting position or just when you play sports? Lumbar belts are an effective way to relieve your lumbar and even to change your posture. There is something for everyone and for every need. Belts that you can wear every day at work and others designed specifically for the sport. Or belts with an electric pulse. We also have a heating belt, they will relieve your pain by increasing your blood pressure. They have many advantages, with the possibility of being machine washable, choosing its temperature level and an automatic shutdown. You can choose between heating belts on sectors, battery or to pass in the microwave.
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Heating cushions, warming blankets
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