One of the most commonly asked questions about Zoe TechTENS machines is, “What can it be used for?” The answer to that question varies depending on who you ask, but the basic answer is, “TENS machine benefits.” There are many different uses of a TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) machine, and some of the more popular ones include:
Treatment of temporary pain: TENS machines are very useful for treating a wide range of conditions such as headaches, tension, fibromyalgia, menstrual cramps, carpal tunnel syndrome, menstrual pain, neck and back pain, joint pain, phantom limb pain, migraine headaches, sinus pain, and many other medical conditions. The small electrical impulses cause very small impulses that travel up the nervous system and into the brain, where the brain’s pain sensors interpret them. Depending on the condition, the small electrical pulses may be heard or felt as tingling, heaviness, or achiness. The purpose of the TENS unit is to provide relief from these symptoms without the use of actual pain pills, creams, or drugs. In addition, TENS machines have been shown to relieve pain and stress when used in conjunction with other treatment methods. For more information about the Zoe Tech TENS machine, click here.
Chronic pain: Another of the common uses of TENS is for chronic pain relief. When a person suffers from one certain type of chronic pain, sometimes simple rest are not enough to alleviate the symptoms. TENS machines give the patient relief from muscle spasms and other painful feelings and relax the muscles. TENS units can also relieve arthritis, migraines, anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, menstrual cramps, restless legs syndrome, childbirth pain, and much more. TENS therapy has also been known to help reduce stress, depression, anxiety, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), sleep disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, muscle spasms, and more.
Endorphins: Endorphins are the body’s natural pain killers. TENS machines provide the patient with a massage sensation while relieving the constant aches caused by inflammation, muscle spasms, and the “tingling” feeling that occurs when you get a bruise. Endorphins are chemical reactions inside your brain that cause your body to release chemicals that make you feel good. For more information about the Zoe Tech TENS machine, click here.
Physical Therapy: Even if you do not suffer from chronic pain, physical therapists use TENS to help patients overcome minor injuries and improve their range of motion. For example, this could include using TENS to help patients overcome low back pain, leg pain, or carpal tunnel syndrome. These injuries often affect either the upper or lower back or both. Using a machine that emits continuous positive air pressure (CPAP), physical therapists can help patients overcome problems such as shoulder pain, headaches, neck pain, and more. For more information about the Zoe Tech TENS machine, click here.