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    What is a TENS machine?

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    Dr Ryan Hislop


    Dr Ryan Hislop, Chiropractor is situated in Mudgee with the team from Chiropractic Health and Wellness Centre. He has a special interest in sports chiropractic … View Profile

    Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is the use of electric current produced by a device to stimulate the nerves for therapeutic purposes.

    TENS is a non-invasive, low-risk nerve stimulation intended to reduce pain, both acute and chronic. Controversy exists as to its effectiveness in the treatment of chronic pain with studies for and against its efficacy. 

  • About:I graduated from the University of South Australia in 1997 as a mature age student. I have worked in the hospital setting until 2003. Since, … View Profile

    TENS stands for Trans Electrical Nerve Stimulation. It stimulates the nerves and it relies on a thing called gate control theory, which means that only so many signals can go up your spine.
    If you get the TENS machine taking out that pathway, then none of the other pain signals can come up that pathway.
    It is a good way for some people to get pain relief.

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