Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is the process of using low-voltage electric currents for pain treatment. Many individuals are familiar with a TENS unit, which can be found at most drugstores. It delivers an electrical current to the nervous system through patches on the skin, which is thought to help with muscle and nerve pain. Most patients can use TENS units at home, though they should be instructed by their healthcare provider in how to use them first. A healthcare provider can adjust the machine's settings to make sure they deliver the best pain relief in the safest way possible. These units work by interrupting the connection between the nerves and the brain. They stop pain receptors from sending signals to the brain.