Electrotherapy TENS

What is electrotherapy?

The Electrotherapyalso called Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), is a form of medical therapy that is often used in physiotherapy. Electrotherapy helps with acute, and also difficult to treat, chronic long-term complaints. During the TENS electrical impulses by means of surface electrodes on the skin conducted into the body (direct and alternating currents) to treat the painful region. You mitigates the sensation of painharmonizes an overstimulated nervous system and activates muscles, but has no pathophysiological no pathophysiological effect. In addition, the TENS activates the Formation of endogenous messenger substances (endorphins), which additionally contributes to pain reduction. TENS stimulates the larger nerve fibers of the body through the electrical impulses, which interrupts the transmission of pain along the small nerve fibers (gate-control effect).


When and how is electrotherapy used?

Electrotherapy TENS is used for treatment of neuralgia, sciatica, bursitis (bursitis), impingement syndromeschronic back pain or pain as a consequence of cervical or lumbar spine syndromes applied. In addition, it is used as an adjunctive treatment for pain due to surgery, as well as for Arthritis Painwhere electrical impulses have a decongestant and pain-reducing effect. have Ultimately, it is also used in part at Paralysis used because electrostimulation promotes muscle contraction, thus tensing and exercising the muscles.