Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation 3000
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (also known as TENS) is a procedure used for treatment of chronic pain. In this process, portable electronic devices called TENS units are attached to the patient’s skin via electrodes, and electricity is pulsed into nerve endings. For patients who have been suffering from seemingly incurable chronic pain, such as osteoarthritis of the knees or diabetic neuropathy, this technique provides much-needed relief.
The TENS 3000 unit includes the following features:
- A microprocessor enables the user to adjust the dials and settings with precision accuracy.
- An amplitude cap is included for safety to protect users from accidental electrical jolts. While the machine is turned on and connected to a patient, the amplitude cap essentially locks the knobs in place, preventing the amplitude settings from getting changed while the machine is in use.
- The user can select from three available modes of current: Constant, Modulation, and Burst.
- The unit is outfitted with a timer, and is straightforward and easy to use.
- The portable unit comes with a hard carrying case, a nine-volt battery, electrodes with self-adhesive pads, lead wires, and the stimulator.
- The machine can easily be used at home, and does not require medical professionals.
- The price is less than twenty dollars.
What Buyers Like About the Product
The word “transcutaneous” means “across the skin”—electricity crossing the skin barrier without needing to cut open. Surgical treatments come with risks of infection and potential dangerous side-effects of anesthetic, not to mention pain at the surgery site and a lengthy healing period.
In contrast with complicated and risky surgical procedures, the non-invasive TENS alternative is understandably favored by patients.
What Buyers Don’t Like About the Product
The use of TENS units for pain relief is perfectly safe for most patients, but there are an unfortunate few that are not able to use the procedure safely. Patients with artificial heart pacemakers, for example, need to avoid electrodes because the pulses of electricity can surge through the pacemaker and disrupt its functions.
The procedure can result in dangerous repercussions in women who are pregnant, as well as people who have epilepsy.
TENS treatment should also be avoided in areas of infection and in open, healing wounds. A patient with persistent pain problems may be bitterly disappointed when they find themselves restricted from turning to TENS because of their other medical issues. For those whose health permits the treatment, however, the relief from pain is wonderfully welcome.
When the ongoing pain of a medical condition is not responding to pain medications, TENS unit 3000 can be used to stimulate the nerves and relieve the discomfort. As long as the patient isn’t pregnant or epileptic, and doesn’t have a pacemaker implanted, this approach is perfectly safe, effective, and amazingly affordable.