If you are looking for an effective way to provide you with relief from pain, TENS therapy is a good place to start. This innovative therapy is a highly effective treatment that works for a wide range of painful conditions.
The vast majority of people can safely use this treatment regime. It is non-invasive, has no known side-effects and is a drug-free way to get relief from pain, even if you have been suffering for years.
TENS is short for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. The system works by passing an extremely mild electrical current along a nerve from one point to another. These currents interrupt the pain signal, which is what gives the person using the machine the relief that they seek.
Unsurprisingly, it is one of the most popular treatments that we offer at our Active Clinics. So much so that many of our clients travel a long way to receive the therapy.
Something which is sadly not possible for all people to do on a regular basis. If you work or have other commitments the chances of your being able to find the time to attend the clinic as often as you would like are slim.
Many people who are in a lot of pain struggle to get through the day. For them, the journey to one of our clinics can be very draining. So, understandably they are not always able to attend as much as we, or they, would like.
Fortunately, there is another option, which is in-home treatment. With our help, you can learn how to place the pads so that the currents are delivered along the correct pathways. We show you how to troubleshoot any issues you may have so that you can receive a treatment that is nearly as effective as coming into the clinic. Over time, you will gain a great deal of relief from using your in-home TENS machine.
TENS therapy can help with a wide range of painful conditions, including:
- Back pain
- Muscle soreness
- Joint pain
- Sports injuries
- Labour pain
- Cancer pain
- Nerve pain
- Aiding healing after an injury
In each case, TENS works to block the pain. Giving the body a break like this breaks the negative cycle that most people who are in constant pain experience.
Pain leads to tension, which tightens the muscles. That, in turn, stiffens the joints and limits freedom of movement. Both of which lead to more pain.
The inability to move freely without too much pain further exacerbates the problem. You cannot move to relieve the tension, so things just get worse, pain levels increase.
In time, you start to use other areas of your body more than you should to compensate for your lack of mobility. Putting them under unnatural pressure, which in turn can lead to pain in those areas as well.
Stopping the pain signal from getting through enables the body to relax enough to break the negative cycle. In a more relaxed state, the body is in a better position to heal and begin to address the underlying cause of the pain.
The fact that TENS machines also stimulate circulation helps the healing process. Better blood flow enables the body to carry damaged cells away from the area faster. As well as deliver the materials your body needs to repair the damage to the afflicted area.
The fact that the joints are more relaxed means that they can move more freely. Allowing you to take more exercise and gradually improve your strength and health.
Many people find TENS treatments to be very relaxing, which helps with your mental and emotional well-being. As does being able to do more and take the exercise you know you need to be able to gradually recover.
This treatment system is far more powerful than most people realize. Experts suggest that TENS therapy, when applied at adequate intensities, helps with:
- Postoperative pain
- Painful diabetic neuropathy
- Most severe pain conditions
In fact, some professionals suggest that TENs may be helpful for people with spinal cord injuries. You can read more about its applications and effectiveness, by clicking here.
At Activa, we aim to bring you back to full health through expert therapy treatment in-home, delivered with care and compassion
Activa Clinics are the perfect place to get access to in-home TENS therapy services. We want to reach and help as many people as possible. If that means providing people with treatment in their own homes, that is what we do.
Fortunately, TENS machines are compact, so we can bring one to you and provide you with this highly effective form of pain management.
You do not have to go through the stress or expense of travelling to one of our clinics. This usually means that you are in a more relaxed state, which can enhance the effectiveness of the treatment.
If you would like to do so you can book an in-home TENS treatment with us, by filling out this short booking form.
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