TENS-EMS Unit Therapy
TENS Unit with EMS
What is a Tens Unit? TENS stands for (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation). which are predominately used for nerve related pain conditions (acute and chronic conditions). TENS machines works by sending stimulating pulses across the surface of the skin and along the nerve strands. The stimulating pulses help prevent pain signals from reaching the brain. Tens devices also help stimulate your body to produce higher levels of its own natural painkillers, called "Endorphins".
How Does A Tens Unit Work?
Tens units have different adjustable settings to control amplitude (intensity) of stimulation by controlling the voltage, current, and pulse width (duration) of each pulse. Electrodes are placed at specific sites on a user's body depending on the physical location of their pain. The current travels through electrodes and into the skin stimulating specific nerve pathways to produce a tingling or massaging sensation that reduces the perception of pain. When a Tens Unit is used as directed a T.E.N.S. is a safe, noninvasive, drug-free method of pain management. A Tens Unit is used to offer a better quality of life for people with pain. There are two ways to explain how a T.E.N.S. successfully decreases or eliminates pain. One of these theories is called The Gate Control Theory and is the most advanced explanation. The gate-control theory suggests that there's a neural mechanism in spinal cord that acts as a kind of gate, shutting down or opening up the flow of signals from the periphery to the brain. Whether the gate is open, closed or partially closed depends on what sort of signal it receives from the brain to change the perception of pain in the user's body. These frequencies interfere with the transmission of pain messages at the so spinal cord level, and help block their transmission to the brain. Another theory is called The Endorphin Release, which suggests that electrical impulses stimulate the production of endorphins and enkaphalins in the body. These natural morphine-like substances block pain messages from reaching the brain, in a similar fashion to conventional drug therapy, but without the danger of dependence of other side effects.
What is a EMS Device?
E.M.S. stands for (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) which are predominately used to prevent, or reduce, muscle atrophy. Atrophy is the weakening and loss of muscle tone, which is usually experienced after surgeries or injuries. EMS has been proven to be an effective means of preventing muscle atrophy. EMS also helps by increasing blood flow to muscles, increasing range of motion, increasing muscle strength, as well as enhancing muscle endurance. EMS has pain management attributes in helping muscle related pain, such as a spastic muscle, sore muscles, or tight muscles.
Both methods have been proven to be an effective pain therapy option to help ease the effects of acute or chronic pain.
Benefits of the LG-8TM Tens Unit:
This unit is ideal for controlling chronic & acute pain such as rheumatoid arthritis, back & neck pain, sports injuries, muscular pain, cancer pain, aching joints, post operative pain, menstrual pain, peripheral nerve injuries and headaches and migraines. In addition to the treatment of pain the LG-8TM also has the electronic muscle stimulation modes which can be used for personal fitness training and improving muscle tone.