ecently I was telling a friend about the fibromyalgia and lupus flare-up pain I am having. There is some days the pain is quite bad and it seems after awhile medications I use my body gets use to and I’ve got to find something new. This friend was telling me about her mom who also deals with chronic pain and how an LG-TEC Dual Combo TENS Unit and Muscle Stimulator has been helping her tremendously. I had never heard of this before, so did some research.
I learned that a Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation ( TENS Units ) is a type of therapy that uses low-voltage electrical current for pain relief. The unit is a small, battery-powered machine (about the size of a pocket radio) and works by connecting two electrodes (wires that conduct electrical current) from the machine to the skin and placed on the area of pain creating a circuit of electrical impulses that travels along nerve fibers. After the current is received by the patient, many feel less pain. The main function of the TENS Unit is that it helps as a “pain blocker” for the nerves.
Muscle Stimulators are for the muscles and used to rehabilitate the muscles. The Muscle Stimulator machine is very similar to the TENS however it’s purpose is to cause the muscles to contract and has nothing to do with pain relief. It is for training muscles. The electrical impulses work like the brain and tell the muscles to move. It is mainly used for training for aesthetic purposes and for therapeutic use when muscles are not being used because of injury. This helps keep them conditioned and prevents atrophying.
Of course using either of these devices need to be used under the guidance of a doctor or physical therapist who can guide the patient. Then it is possible to have one of these units in the home. You can Visit LGMedSupply Online to see get more information or read the online customer blog.