Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation

TENS units offer several advantanges for pain management: they are drug-free, relatively economical (a very expensive TENS unit can be used for years, so the cost per year is low even though the price is high), and the patient can individualize and customize usage for optimum effect.

One disadvantage is that the human nervous system inevitably begins to accomodate to the TENS. When this happens, the pain increases. There are various ways to combat accomodation:

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