• aggie47 aggie47
    August 19, 2008
    how often can you use a tens unit (transcutaneous electric nerve stimulator) for pain?
    aggie47 aggie47
    August 19, 2008

FROM OUR EXPERTS

  • Christina Lasich, MD
    Health Pro
    August 19, 2008
    Christina Lasich, MD
    Health Pro
    August 19, 2008

    TENS units are very good pain management tools, but do not work for everybody. For some, the TENS unit provides enough buzzing sensation that can block the pain signals. Because vibration sensation has a high priority within the nervous system, when both pain and vibration signals arrive at an intersection, vibration gets to go to the brain first. Anyway, that is the theory.

     

    TENS units can be used all the time, based on the patient's comfort level. Buzz on!

    Dr. Christina Lasich, MD


FROM OUR COMMUNITY

You should know Answers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.