What Is A Tens Unit?

Chiro-Med Rehab Center in Richmond Hill and Newmarket now offers at home TENS units. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, otherwise know as TENS, is a form of electrical stimulation that is clinically proven to provide both immediate and long lasting pain relief from all musculoskeletal injuries. It is a simple and effective alternative to over-the-counter and prescription pain relievers without all the negative side effects.

How Does It Work?

TENS units provide both immediate and long lasting pain relief. The electrical stimulus works to immediately reduce pain by blocking the transmission of pain signals to the brain where they are processed. It works to provide long lasting pain relief by causing the body to produce and secrete its own natural painkillers.

Simply place the electrodes over the area where you feel pain and turn up the intensity of the electrical stimulus until it is strong but still comfortable. TENS units can be used as often as required. Typically the machine would be used for 15-20 minute sessions several times a day. The machines are lightweight and portable, therefor they can be used almost anywhere.

Is A Tens Unit Right For Me?

Clinically proven to be effective for people with:

  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain
  • Nerve Pain

Should not be used by people with:

  • Pacemakers
  • Heart arrhythmias
  • Epilepsy or seizure disorder
  • During pregnancy