Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation TENS

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By nclexnursing

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation TENS is a method of pain relief involving the use of a mild electrical current. A TENS machine is a small, battery-operated device that has leads connected to sticky pads called electrodes.You attach the pads directly to your skin.

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What TENS is used for?

TENS may be able to help reduce pain and muscle spasms caused by a wide range of conditions including:

Arthritis

Period pain

Pelvic pain caused by endometriosis

Knee pain

Neck pain

Sports injuries

Low pain back It’s also sometimes used as a method of pain relief during labour.