TENS Stimulators

What is TENS?

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a therapy that uses low-voltage electrical current for pain relief.

A TENS Unit is a small, battery-powered device about the size of a cell phone. Electrodes (wires that conduct electrical current) connect the device to your skin. The electrodes should be placed on the area of pain or at a pressure point, creating a circuit of electrical impulses that travels along nerve fibers.

When the current is delivered, most people experience less pain. This is because the electricity from the electrodes stimulates the nerves in an affected area and sends signals to the brain that block normal pain signals.

HiDow AcuXPD-S Digital TENS Unit

Common Uses for a TENS Unit

TENS Stimulators can be used to relieve pain for several different types of illnesses and conditions. It is most often used to treat muscle, joint, or bone problems that occur with illnesses such as osteoarthritis or fibromyalgia, or for conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, tendinitis, or bursitis. TENS Stimulators can also be used to treat sudden (acute) pain, such as labor pain, and long-lasting (chronic) pain.