TENS for Pain Directory
TENS is short for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. This type of pain therapy provides short-term pain relief. It uses electrical currents to treat the nerves that can cause back pain and other pain. It is a safe, painless therapy, but it has not been proven to always provide pain relief. The treatment may not be right for you, so talk to your doctor about TENS. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how TENS works, what to expect from treatment, and more.
Back Pain TENS Treatment: TENS Belt Benefits
WebMD explains the use of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation - or TENS - to relieve back pain.
TENS: Can Nerve Stimulation Help Your Pain?
Find out if TENS, a type of nerve stimulation, can help with your chronic pain from arthritis, diabetic neuropathy, facial pain, and more.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)-Topic Overview
What is TENS?Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a therapy that uses low - voltage electrical current for pain relief. You do TENS with a small, battery - powered machine about the size of a pocket radio. Usually, you connect two electrodes (wires that conduct electrical current) from the machine to your skin. The electrodes are often placed on the area of pain or at a pressure .
TENS and Electrothermal Therapy for Pain Management
A look at TENS and electrothermal therapy for pain management.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: 8 Back Pain Myths Busted
WebMD's back pain slideshow lets you in on the truth about the causes and treatments for back pain.
Slideshow: Surprising Reasons You're in Pain
Phones, wallets, sandals, babies, your sofa – even favorite foods - are overlooked causes of pain. Pictures illustrate these pain triggers and smarter habits to avoid the pain.