TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator) unit is a non-invasive nerve stimulation device. TENS devices use very small doses of electric current to promote natural pain relief. TENS units send electrical pulses, through electrode pads adhered to your skin, across the surface of your skin to your nerve strands, where they stimulate the nerves.
TENS unit works because the pulses effectively “block the line,” preventing pain signals from reaching your brain. TENS units are not just devices to temporarily reduce your pain; the electrical pulses help stimulate your body’s natural defense against pain. The electrical current triggers your body to produce more of its own painkillers, known as endorphins. These devices are predominately used for acute and chronic nerve-related pain. TENS units are prescribed as an alternative to, or in addition to, pain medication. It effectively can help control your pain.
Features and Specifications:
- Portable unit - Dual channel TENS with 0.8” x 1.6” digital display screen - 5 stimulation modes, including strength, duration, bi-pulse - Memory feature retains last setting for quick easy set-up - 2 independent intensity output channels - Timer for 5 to 90 minute treatments - Adjustable frequency 2 – 150 Hz.
- Accessories included: self-adhesive electrodes (1.5” x 1.5”), wires, carrying case, belt clip, 9-volt battery, instructions and electrode placement chart.