Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

Transcutaneous Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (TENS) is similar to NMES, but utilizes different frequencies and is used mostly for pain management. It decreases pain and inflammation by providing a low level electrical current which disrupts the normal pain perception pathways. TENS also can be used to stimulate acupuncture points.