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Sep 2021

TENS Machines Explained

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What is a TENS Machine and how does it work? TENS is short for transcutaneous (below the skin) electrical nerve stimulation. A TENS machine is used to treat pain and is an alternative to painkilling medication. TENS Machines are small portable and battery powered making it easy to carry on your body. TENS have small electrical pulses that are transmitted to the body and feel like small electric shocks. The intensity of shocks can be adjusted higher or lower depending on one’s tolerance. These shocks can help to ease pain in some people with certain types of pain. In many…

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Anyone who has had the misfortune of experiencing sciatica and/or fibromyalgia knows how debilitating these two conditions are, and the degree to which they can impact the body’s day-to-day functioning. Technically, sciatica is a pain that originates along the sciatic nerve of the lower extremity, and is characterized by hot, throbbing flashes of pain that are felt at the hips and buttocks and are carried right down to the feet and ankles.Fibromyalgia, on the other hand is pain that shoots…

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