How Does TENS work?
- 1/bx Wave form: asymmetrical, bi-phase, square pulse.
- Metal belt clip.
- For chronic, acute and postoperative pain.
- Comes complete with carrying case, 2 lead wires, 9-volt battery, 1 package of 4 pre-gelled electrodes and operating manual.
- Designed for rehabilitation and physical therapy.
- 3 Year Limited Warranty.
- Dual isolated channels.
- Mode Selector: Constant
- Intensity control is adjustable from 0-80 mA, 500 load.
- Pulse frequency adjustable from 2-150 Hz.
- Pulse width is adjustable from 40-250 micro-seconds.
TENS or Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation, refers to the transmission of small electrical pulses through the skin to the underlying peripheral nerves. The theory of TENS suggests two different modes of operation. Conventional (high frequency) TENS, is based on the theory that continuous mild electrical activity may block the pain signal traveling to the brain. If the pain signal does not get through to the brain, the pain is not “felt”. The second way TENS is thought to work is by stimulating the body’s own natural pain-control mechanism. “Low frequency” or short bursts of electrical activity may cause the body to release its own pain-relieving substances, called endorphins. Ask your physician or therapist for more details. No matter what pain theory is used. TENS has been proven useful in pain management for many pain patients.