We use gentle electrical stimulation to help you target and eliminate acute and chronic pain
What Does TENS Mean?
TENS is the acronym of “transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation”, and is a type of therapy that involves the use of low-voltage energy currents to interrupt the pain signals that your nerves are sending to your brain.
There are two theories about how transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) works. One theory is that the electric current stimulates nerve cells that block the transmission of pain signals, modifying your perception of pain. The other theory is that nerve stimulation raises the level of endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain-killing chemical. The endorphins then block the perception of pain.
The idea behind using this therapy is that if your brain does not receive any pain signals from your nerves, then you should not feel any physical pain – or your pain should be more manageable.
Why Choose Your Pickering Chiropractor for TENS Therapy
Only a reliable, expert medical professional should administer TENS therapy, for it to be safe and effective.
Your Pickering Chiropractors in the heart of Pickering in 1997, is a fully qualified healthcare clinic with a wealth of experience in leveraging TENS therapy to treat a variety of conditions.
Visit us at our central Pickering clinic, and receive excellent TENS therapy in a clean, modern, and comfortable setting that is open six days a week and uses best-in-class tools and technologies.
What Happens During Your First TENS Session?
If you are new to TENS, you might want to know more about what a TENS machine is, and how your Pickering doctor will use it.
A TENS machine is a small device that emits electrical impulses through a series of electrodes. The TENS device comes with several sets of electrode wires and end pads. The electrodes connect to the device at one end and are attached to about 2 inch by 2 inch pads at the other end. Each pad has an adhesive or sterilized foam backing and is positioned on your skin in specific areas along nerve pathways in the area to be treated. (Instead of direct contact with the skin, an acupuncture provider may connect the TENS unit to acupuncture needles.)
The device delivers pulses of electrical energy. Pulses can be adjusted for intensity, frequency, duration, and type (burst or continuous).
Your doctor will place the electrodes on your skin, at (or near) nerves where your pain is located.
When your doctor activates the TENS unit, you will feel a buzzing, tingling sensation, but should not experience any actual pain.
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What Does TENS Help with?
There are various conditions – both acute and chronic – that receiving TENS therapy from Your Pickering Chiropractor can help with: