Use of TENS

Question: The rheumatologist gave me a machine called TENS to use, which blocks pain. I am ambivalent about using it, in the same way I am ambivalent about using painkillers because I don’t think it deals with the cause and can lead one to overuse. Any thoughts on this?

Answer : The TENS will increase blood flow to the area, disrupt the pain/inflammation cycle, and lessen muscle(i.e. nerve) spasms.

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