TENS for Neck Pain

Upper Back Physical Therapy with TENS Electrode Pads, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. Therapist Positioning Electrodes onto Patient's Upper Back

Overview

Electrical stimulation has been used therapeutically for more than 100 years. There are a number of different types of electrical stimulation. Broadly, they break down into 2 categories: stimulation of muscles (i.e., contraction of muscle) and stimulation of nerve pathways to reduce acute and chronic pain. TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) therapy helps reduce pain through the use of sticky electrodes or larger plastic pads placed over specific areas.

RESCU Treatment Ratings

R = Risk      E = Effectiveness      S = Self-Care

C = Cost     U = Usefulness (overall rating)

1 = Least Favorable     5 = Most Favorable

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RISK: 5/5

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Risk of injury is very low. TENS shouldn’t be used over the heart, across the brain, or on patients with cancer or pregnant women with some exceptions. You should check the skin under the electrodes periodically for irritation, rash or even burns, though these are rare.

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