Reduce Pain and Inflammation with the Help of a TENS Machine
You may have recently been in a car accident, suffered a sports injury, or undergone an invasive surgery. You have consistent, hard to pinpoint pain that isn’t merely a bone fracture or an achy muscle. It’s not something that’s dulled by OTC painkillers or a combination of ice and heat. It’s nerve damage, and it could be permanent.
When the nerve signals traveling from the brain to other parts of your body are interrupted, it has a major impact on your physiology. This is a problem that needs immediate attention. If you think you have nerve damage, a TENS machine could be the best way to reduce pain and inflammation.
Combined with chiropractic care, using a TENS machine can have incredible restorative effects. The experienced team at Advanced Spine and Posture is helping Las Vegas, NV patients suffering from nerve pain discover the potential of TENS. We want to help all our patients lead healthy, pain-free lives.
How does a TENS machine work?
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) uses electrodes to stimulate sensory or motor nerve endings in a therapeutic fashion. TENS is also used to block pain signals being sent to the brain. Over time, this can help retrain damaged nerves, resulting in tremendous rehabilitative effects.
Using a TENS machine also naturally enhances the flow of endorphins to the brain. Studies have also shown that using a TENS machine regularly decreases inflammation. This therapy has been found to be useful with patients who have conditions such as:
- Chronic back, neck, or shoulder pain;
- Nagging injuries;
- Pinched nerves;
- Vertebral disc degeneration.
Despite a scary-sounding name, it may surprise you to learn that using a TENS machine is virtually painless. Patients report some tingling sensation or minor involuntary muscle spasms. The degree of these effects is related to how strong a current the TENS machine is set to. This machine can be used in a chiropractic office with a professional or at home, provided you have formal training in its use.
TENS plus chiropractic
Using a TENS machine can be particularly effective when combined with chiropractic. A chiropractor is an expert in spinal health who will provide spinal adjustments to reset poorly configured vertebrae, to restore central nervous system function. When combined with TENS, you’re essentially tackling the problem from two angles, ensuring nerve endings are brought back to full capacity.
Chiropractors can also be highly trained partners in helping you to recover from an injury. All over the world, patients visit chiropractors to learn about how to bring back their bodies from trauma. When using TENS, a trained chiropractor will show you the exact spots where the machine will be most effective. Like acupuncture or massage therapy, pinpointing the places where TENS will be most effective is critical to recovery.
Experience TENS for yourself
If you’re interested in potentially reducing pain and inflammation through TENS and chiropractic, Advanced Spine & Posture in Las Vegas, NV welcomes you. We take care to meet with individuals, to learn the extent of their pain and discomfort through an evaluative Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) examination. Once we know what’s ailing you, we can recommend the best course of action, which may include TENS therapy.
For more information about CBP or TENS, schedule a free consultation with us today.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.