That type of device that utilizes mild electric current is known as digital tens unit, which is for relieving muscle, nerve and other types of pains in the body. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation or TENS is often used for the following illnesses and discomforts: arthritis, back pain, dysmenorrhea, knee pain, labour pains, neck pain, and sports injuries.
The digital tens unit will work by attaching pads to the affected area of your skin. When the device is turned on, it will emit electrical impulses to the body, hence a tingling sensation is produced. The minute electrical dosage minimizes the pain signals to the spinal up to the brain, which eases the pain and relaxes the muscle. The minimal amount of electricity can trigger the release of endorphins or the body’s natural painkillers.
How TENS Machine is Used?
Just like any device, you need to read the manufacturer’s manual to know about the product. The device is light in weight and can be used even if you are in the middle of an activity or is working. The digital tens unit can be hooked to your belt, placed in your pocket, or while holding it. There is no limit as to how long you can use the device, but never used it while in the shower, driving or operating a machine. Here are added information about the TENS machine.
- When attaching the device to the body, it should be switched off.
- Put the pads on the affected area at least 1-inch apart from each other.
- Never put the pads at the front or side of your neck, on your eyes, mouth, temples, varicose veins, irritated or broken skin, on your chest or upper back part all at one time.
- Never use the machine in numb areas.
You just need to attach the pads to your skin to use digital tens unit and switch it on. Start on a lower setting then increasing gradually as required. Ensure that you are comfortable with the feeling. You can always operate the electrical impulses on the dials found on the device. You can also turn off the device once you are done or it’s not in use.