Managing Pain Without Drugs

Pain from rheumatoid arthritis can influence the mood, sleep, energy levels and daily life. Even if the pain is not very severe, it is still an obstacle to normal living. While many will simply take medications, there are other drug-free alternatives like the digital tens unit that can alleviate back pain. With the TENS unit, you can be confident to say that you are pain-free throughout the day.

What is a TENS device?

A TENS (transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation) unit is a device that focuses on the MHz range associated with stimulating and relieving nerve pain. The device delivers short bursts or patterns of electricity that safely stimulates the nerves and relaxes muscles to relive pain. The use of the TENS unit also stimulates the production of endorphins that activates the opiate receptors of the body to cause any analgesic effect.

How does the TENS unit work?

The TENS unit is composed of a master handheld control, 1 or 2 patches lined with adhesive gel that helps conduct electricity and cables or receivers that snaps on the patches for the delivery of electrical pulses. The patches are applied on the back area where pain is being experienced. The master control is connected to the patches by snapping the cable or receiver unit. The unit is turned on through the master control and then set according to the level of nerve stimulation that the body can tolerate.

The functionality of the TENS unit differs widely. There is a pattern of stimulation that lasts for at least 30 minutes. A range of adjustment is allowed on the master control to provide therapy. However, the TENS unit will not fix the root cause of the problem; it only provides temporary relief from pain so that itwill not disrupt the normal life pattern.

Different types of pain can be alleviated by the digital tens unit from back pain and nerve pain due to arthritis, multiple sclerosis, cancer, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and many more. There are also specialized TENS units that are designed for the treatment of migraine, neck pains and other types of pain that may be located in other parts of the body.

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