Have you ever heard of a TENs unit or electronic stimulation? A TENs (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) unit is a safe, non-pharmacological way to help control pain. It uses a mild electrical current to help disrupt the pain cycle and be used for a variety of problems such as back pain, shoulder pain, and knee pain. This can be helpful after surgery or during acute pain episodes to help bring pain under control. The following picture is an example of a patient using a TENs unit for shoulder pain with two different set-ups.
For most people, this is a safe way to help control pain, but should always be discussed with a medical professional before use. For people with implanted electronic stimulators (such as a pacemaker), fracture, active cancer or active infection in the area it would be best to seek further guidance from your physician as there may be some complications.
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