What is TENS and what is EMS?

TENS, or Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation devices may help to relieve back and neck pain that may be caused by trauma or continual strain. TENS machines send stimulating pulses along nerve strands and across the skin's surface. These impulses help to reduce pain by encouraging the body to produce more endorphins, which act as a natural painkiller. TENS Units are primarily used to combat nerve pain. To learn more about how TENS units work, please click here.

An EMS, or Electric Muscle Stimulator device is used to relieve pain, reduce spasms and edema, tone weak muscles, and assist with the healing process. EMS treatments are known to ease muscle tension, stiffness in joints or back areas, and for increasing motion restricted from disuse or atrophy. EMS units are primarily used for muscle stimulation. To read more about the differences between TENS and EMS units, please click here.

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