What is a TENS unit?

A TENS unit is a device used for TENS, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. A back pain treatment system that uses electric currents to relieve pain. The unit is typically a small battery operated device that can be handheld or hooked to a belt. The Device is connected to two electrodes. Signals are sent from the device to the electrodes which transfer to the body’s muscles.

TENS is a treatment encouraged and used by chiropractors and often associated with back pain or other chronic pains.

TENS, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, is a back pain treatment that uses low voltage electric current to relieve pain. TENS is typically done with a TENS unit, a small battery-operated device. The device can be hooked to a belt and is connected to two electrodes.

There are multiple manufacturers and retailers of TENS unit’s which are sold as massage devices, or pain management devices. These devices can range in price from as low as 19.99 or as high as $499.00+! Devices will range in quality and functionality.