Why choose TENS for pain relief?

Who can use a TENS?

TENS during activity. It is possible to move without pain!

Why choose TENS for pain relief?

Because it was designed especially for an easy use while active or resting.

Because it is small, compact and state-of-the-art technology.

Safe, non-invasive

With no toxicity and no risk of overdosage

Without side effects

Few drug interactions

More effective if self-administered by the patient at all times

that more than a simple complement to traditional treatments, transcutaneous neurostimulation alleviates pain and returns your autonomy and well-being.

Because TENS. is an excellent therapeutic option. By decreasing pain on a daily basis, you adopt an effective strategy: whether it is for 30 minutes or a few hours, your moment of relief is important.

"An early effective pain relief strategy will provide a better control over pain and will most importantly prevent or at least minimize the risk of chronicity." (Free translation) Le Médecin du Québec, volume 38, no 6, June 2003.

Because to this day,

scientific studies have demonstrated its analgesic action from two main hypotheses

1) The gate control theory,  mechanism of action, provides an immediate but temporary pain relief.

2) The theory of the release of endogenous substances like endorphins, enkephalins... mechanism of action, provides a slower but long-lasting relief throughout the body. These hormones promote sleep and well-being.

Note

It is also possible that the analgesic effects of the transcutaneous neurostimulation are the result of those two mechanisms.

The information provided on this website cannot substitute for the recommendations of your health care professional.

Who can use a TENS?

The transcutaneous neurostimulation (TENS), a non-invasive technique without side-effects, has very few contraindications. This non-pharmacological option offers a choice of safe treatments appreciated by both health care professionals and patients: the option to choose the most appropriate program for the type of pain makes it accessible to all.

Use and benefits of the neurostimulation

TENS relieves acute pain, sub-acute pain or chronic pain associated to one of these impairments

Back pain

Postoperative

Muscle pain

Dysmenorrhea

Hemiplegic shoulder pain

Fibromyalgia

Tired legs

Cancer pain

Zona

Tendinitis, epicondylitis, bursitis

Multiple sclerosis

Disc herniation

Post-traumatic

Rheumatisms (arthritis, arthrosis)

Pain/childbirth (Femina)

The TENS has very few contraindications

ABSOLUTE contraindication

Individuals with a pacemaker

RELATIVES contraindication

(with follow-up by a health care professional)

Cancer : do not use in the area of the tumor
Pregancy: abdominal and lumbar regions to be avoided depending on the stage of the pregnancy
Individuals with epilepsy: do not apply the electrodes at the base of the neck
Individuals with a loss of sensitivity(following a CVA for example)
Positioning of the electrodes: never place the electrodes on the thorax, throat or transcerebrally on the head.

TENS during activity. It is possible to move without pain!

It is recommended to be active, but you are worried that simple tasks might intensify your pain?

The Electro‑Medic's TENS was designed to be used while active or resting. Portable, light and easy to use, includes useful accessories during travel.

If the TENS can relieve you while resting, it can also relieve pain while active!

The high frequency TENS closes the gateway at the spinal cord level which "prevents" the nociceptive message from traveling to the brain or "reduces" its transmission. This way, the brain won't have any – or will have less – pain messages to decode. By using the TENS. on your painful area during an activity, such as vacuuming, buying groceries, going for a walk or even during a prolonged seated position, your brain will barely or not at all interpret pain messages and, by association, will recognize this activity as painless.

Experienced therapists have observed that for many patients, TENS have reduced their fears and anxiety towards activity. Therefore, it promotes rehabilitation and return to well-being. The information provided on this website cannot substitute for the recommendations of your health care professional.