Benefits of TENS therapy in physical therapy

Centro de la columna Vertebral: October 04, 2018

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Beneficios de la terapia TENS en fisioterapia

Learn about the benefits of TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation). therapy. This technique is used as part of physical therapy for the purpose of reducing pain, among other things.

What is it?

The Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation involves the application of a low-frequency current through the skin. In this way, pain signals that travel through nerves to the brain can be blocked. It is used by placing electrodes on the skin, which are connected to a machine that produces a current that is specifically designed for said purpose.

Conditions for which TENS can be used

This type of therapy can be used to treat a wide range of conditions: from muscle pain to cancer. In the case of back or spinal problems, it can be beneficial in managing chronic pain produced by herniated discs, lower back pain, narrow lumbar canal, myalgia (nerve damage), muscle injuries, post-operative pain, etc.

Benefits of TENS therapy

One of the main benefits of TENS therapy, and basically the reason why it started to develop, is that it helps to avoid the constant use of pharmacological analgesics, which can cause addiction and other side effects. Other benefits of the use of this therapy include:

  • Decrease in pain.
  • Nerve stimulation
  • It is painless,
  • has a long lasting effect,
  • And is cheaper than drugs.


It should not be used on people who have a pacemaker. Not recommended for pregnant women. Talk to your doctor if you have any heart problems or epilepsy before choosing this treatment.

Visit the CCV to receive physical therapy and rehabilitation

At the Centro de la Columna Vertebral we are specialists in non-invasive techniques for the treatment of conditions and diseases that affect the back. TENS is only one of the alternatives we have to reduce pain and achieve successful rehabilitation.

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"The information contained in this blog is of an informative nature; it seeks to promote good health habits in the population and by no means replaces medical consultation. Content reviewed and corrected by Dr. Armando Acevedo Mendez, orthopedics and traumatology specialist. Professional license: 602691".

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