is the acronym for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. A "TENS unit" is a pocket size, portable, battery-operated device designed to send electrical impulses to certain parts of the body in order to modulate pain signals. The electrical currents produced are mild, but can reduce pain messages transmitted to the brain and may raise the level of endorphins (natural pain killers produced by the brain). TENS units should only be used under the direction of a doctor, physical therapist, or occupational therapist. The units below are not a comprehensive list of all the types of TENS units available.
According to the manufacturer, the TENS-7000 utilizes a low electric current to stimulate muscle/nerve to achieve the symptomatic relief of chronic intractable pain, post-traumatic and post-surgical pain.
According to the manufacturer, the Twin-Stim Unit combines the benefits of both TENS & EMS units for pain management. The unit offers 3 TENS modes and 2 EMS modes for pain management. EMS works by stimulating muscles with tiny electric impulses -- and is used to treat a variety of medical conditions.
According to the manufacturer, the two channel device incorporates touch proof design, digital keypad, large LED display screen, four preset protocols, and is run on two AA batteries. pre-programmed and programmable protocols.
According to the manufacturer, the LG-TEC's Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) targets pain exactly where it occurs. A TENS unit is simple and easy to use and compact provide quick and dependable pain relief at work, home or play.
According to the manufacturer, dual channel analog TENS device provides nerve stimulation to treat pain. Three modes of operation: continuous, width modulation (50% decrease/increase of set width over 5 seconds), and burst (8 pulses per burst, 2 burst per second).