Apr 12, 2011

What is a TENS unit?

While I was pregnant with Liam, I head a lot of women talking about using TENS Units for pregnancy back pain, and labor pains, like this LG-TEC Dual Combo TENS Unit and Muscle Stimulator. I had no idea what a TENS unit was, and today I just happened across an online customer blog that explained that a TENS unit, short for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, is a small portable electrical unit that sends mild electrical currents through the body to the pain source and disrupt the pain signal and possibly release endorphins (the body's natural "feel good" hormone). The blog goes on to say that EMS (Electronic Muscle Stimulators) can be a useful tool for increasing blood circulation, muscle tension, increasing range of motion, interrupt muscle spasms, and help chronic headache sufferers. For more information you can Visit LGMedSupply Online. I also want to stress that a TENS unit should ONLY be used under close medical supervision, and with a prescription.

And of course, I would like to add this disclaimer: The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan and all that other jazz.

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