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    Is TENS therapy effective for everyone?

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    APMA supports people with persistent/chronic pain with information & options. We advocate for recognition of persistent pain to be seen as a chronic condition. We … View Profile

    TENS therapy can assist in a wide variety of chronic pain cases. However, it won't work for everyone… as other treatments for chronic pain don't work for everyone. The TENS machine may bring 20-40% pain relief. For the best results, have a physio assist with the placement of the pads.
    Another tip is to buy a quality machine with variable intensities as well as electrical sensations. This way, your body won't get used to the electrical stimulus being produced.
    For further information on TENS see http://painmanagement.org.au/content/what-tens

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    Special interest include; Wellnes,nutrition, physical exercise, headaches and sports injuries. My aim is to improve the wellness and health of all my clients. View Profile

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    In the same way that everybody has different results with pain medication their is no guarantee tens will help everyone. It can be a usual tool to help manage and reduce pain, though attempting to address the underlying cause will works best. 

  • 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

    No it is not effective for all patients. You need to trial the machine on each patient. Some are more responsive to this treatment than others.

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