As more and more alternative medicine becomes popular, it’s not surprising that people would shy away from drugs to ease their pain and look for something that has less side effects. If you are looking for a way to reduce the pain you feel from a sports injury when you are working out, or rather any chronic pain, you might want to consider Tens pain relief. Although, it can aid with all types of pain relief, it is particularly popular among those who suffer from chronic pain such as; Arthritis, back and neck pain, muscle pain and neuropathic pain, and those who are gradually becoming resistant to pharmaceutical painkillers.
TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. A TENS unit uses electrical shocks to block pain signals that are being sent to the brain. It can also stimulate the body to create endorphins, through the skin to start your body’s own pain killers, increasing the body’s ability to perform physical exercise. The Tens machine is one of the most popular methods for easing pain. It works best when used during physical activities such as walking, doing chores, or exercise. Studies has shown that TENS is most helpful for chronic pain when used for at least 30 minutes while you are active. It is less effective when you are sitting still, lying down, or resting. These devices can help you control your pain so that you can get the most out of your workout. With the proper training, you can benefit from this same technology at home or at your favorite gym.
In order to achieve the highest degree of pain relief with TENS, Take note of exactly where your pain is located. Outline the most concise and tender area of the pain. Always use two pads (one channel) or four pads (two channels) at the same time depending upon the type of TENS unit that you have as it will not work with just one pad. By the way you should not let others use your TENS unit, the same way you would not let others take a medicine that was only prescribed for you. You can take a break; 3 to 5 days off may be helpful. If your pain is at a manageable level, you may want to leave the unit off and wait to use it again when you have a flare-up. Some people use their TENS only when their pain is most severe, while others use it daily.
There are hundreds of problems for which TENS work wonderfully, so yours shouldn’t be an exception. That being said, there aren’t any real side effects from the use of this machine, so you can certainly experiment to find out whether or not it works for you. TENS can be a useful alternative to drugs. It’s worth giving a trial.