Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation

  • Delivers non-addictive and non-invasive analgesia via the disruption of pain signals across sensory nerves
  • Treatment is easily self-administered via the portable unit (approximately the size of a deck of playing cards)
  • TENS carries a very favorable benefit to risk ratio because it has no notable adverse effects and no interactions with other treatments
  • Hundreds of patients and clinical reports support its efficacy
  • TENS is free of the functional impairment associated with narcotic analgesics that may adversely impact patient’s ability to engage in daily activity
  • Utilizes a standard 9-volt battery and adhesive electrodes

How It Works

The TENS unit sends comfortable impulses through the skin that stimulate the nerve (or nerves) in the treatment area.

In many cases, this stimulation will greatly reduce or eliminate the pain sensation the patient feels. In many patients, the reduction or elimination of pain lasts longer than the actual period of stimulation (sometimes as much as three to four times longer).

Ordering Information

Please fax your orders to: (716) 712-0882 or our toll free fax at: (866) 712-0882.

References

  • A 2005 study showed that TENS has efficacy in the acute phase of severe low back injury, yielding statistically significant reductions in pain - proving to be a rapid, safe, noninvasive, non-drug-based, well-tolerated, easily administered analgesic (Acad. Emer. Med.; 12:607).
  • Another 2005 study found TENS to be a “useful therapy for the short-term relief of chronic low back pain” with pain scores dropping by 50%. The authors conclude that TENS should be considered where short-term pain relief is desired (J of Musculoskel Pain; 13(2):11).
  • A statistically robust TENS clinical trial, published in 2012 with 236 participants found highly significant reductions in pain intensity (P= 0.0003) with TENS treatment. Four times as many patients in the active TENS group reported a 50% or greater reduction in their chronic lumbar pain (Eur J of Pain 2012;16:656).