If you’ve never tried a TENS unit, you may be surprised to discover the powerful results this simple device can deliver. For many of our Garland Chiropractic patients, this unit can provide measurable relief from the chronic pain caused by arthritis, injuries, muscle soreness, tightness, spasms or age-related aches and pains.
In some cases, a TENS unit can help patients reduce or even eliminate pain medication. The treatment may repeated every few hours for continual pain management. For maximum benefit, TENS units may also be used in conjunction with chiropractic therapy and physical rehabilitation programs.
How does a TENS unit work?
The name itself provides a clue. The word TENS is an acronym for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation.
The small device, which is about the size of a deck of cards, runs on batteries and has 4 electrodes with pads that attach to your body. It alleviates pain by sending a mild electrical pulse through the skin to stimulate the nerves beneath. You can control the amount of stimulation, simply by adjusting a dial.
Lightweight and easy to carry, the unit comes with a handy clip so it can be attached to a belt or waistband. This allows it to be worn throughout the day, easily hidden beneath clothes. You’ll be able to receive continuous pain relief while working, driving your car, shopping or relaxing at home.
Many insurance companies, including some Medicare supplemental policies, will cover the purchase of a TENS. Our Garland chiropractor can help you find out if your insurance qualifies.
For those patients without insurance, or for patients who want an affordable self-pay option, we stock a number of high-quality, inexpensive TENS units.
So if you’d like to experience the drug-free pain relief that a TENS unit can provide, call our Garland chiropractor today. Our office staff will talk with you about the best product for your situation.
* Patients with pace makers should not use electrical nerve stimulation, as the charge could interfere with the pacemakers operation. We also don’t recommend TENS usage for our patients who are pregnant.