Thursday, 27 June 2013

A TENS 7000 Provides Relief From Pain

By Kathy Kaufman

In many instances, electrotherapy can be effectively used to manage chronic pain. Commonly, such pain is caused by injuries or accidents. Chronic illnesses can also result in constant pain. Essentially any area of one's body can be afflicted with pain, but some of the more common areas are the knees, back, and shoulders. A TENS 7000 device can offer substantial relief to individuals facing this condition.

The device works by transmitting tiny electrical currents. Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation is the phrase for which the acronym stands. The machine uses electrodes, the latter of which are fastened to the person's skin, to deliver these mild currents. This type of electrotherapy centers specifically on the area in which the worst pain is experienced by the patient.

These units are frequently recommended by individuals who work at pain clinics. There use is also often recommended by sports coaches, physical therapists, and other healthcare practitioners. The individual's pain is typically relieved at once when the unit is attached, and it can be used intermittently or continuously. Most individuals experience dramatic relief from their symptoms when utilizing such a device.

TENS devices send electrical impulses to the nerves beneath one's skin. Wherever the electrodes are placed are where the nerves will be stimulated the most. In most cases, the sensation of pain is abruptly decreased or stopped altogether during use.

The amount of pain relief experienced will vary substantially from one person to another, and it will depend on why the person is experiencing pain, how long he or she uses the machine, and therapy mode select. For many individuals, relief is experienced for a long time after the device is turned off, which many people find very advantageous. In rare cases, pain relief is only the experienced when the device is running.

Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulators can offer the benefits outlined above when used in a medical facility or in the user's own home. The patient can adjust the frequency to a level that suits him or her. High-frequency or low-frequency stimulation can be selected, depending on what one's doctor recommends, and his or her individual preferences. It is often necessary to try different settings prior to finding the most effective one.

High frequency stimulation, which is considered the standard mode, can usually be tolerated for lengthy periods of time. However, after the machine is shut off, the pain relief lasts only briefly. Low frequency stimulation is typically well-tolerated for only thirty minutes at a time. This is because the sensation at the lower level can be somewhat uncomfortable. On a positive note, when used this way, one's pain relief typically lasts longer after the machine is turned off.

Prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications are the most common courses of treatment for painful conditions. However, along with being costly, negative side effects are associated with many of these drugs, including sleepiness, dizziness, and tolerance. By contrast, a TENS 7000 unit eliminates the need for such drugs, and can provide relief from tendinitis, back pain, sciatica, joint inflammation, osteoarthritis, and other types of chronic pain. It is also a very affordable therapy, making it a good choice for almost anybody who is suffering from continuous pain.

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