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What is a tens machine?

What is a tens machine?

Pain Management Unit: "tens" is the acronym for transcputaneous electrical nerve stimulation. A "tens unit" is a pocket size, portable, battery-operated device that sends electrical impulses to certain parts of the body to block pain signals. The electrical currents produced are mild, but can prevent pain messages from being transmitted to the brain and may raise the level of endorphins. ...Read more

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Dr. Colin Sanner
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Tens (Definition)

Is an acronym standing for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. We've found that by over-stimulating certain nerves, it "short circuits" the ...Read more


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Who knows what a "t.E.N.S" machine is & where to get one that is safe?

Who knows what a "t.E.N.S" machine is & where to get one that is safe?

Safe: The tens is adjusted by a hand held controller which usually contains the batteries. You may need a little trial and error. Our office uses the national company emsi which has sales reps that will personally instruct the patient. ...Read more

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What reaction can you expect from a tens machine ?

What reaction can you expect from a tens machine ?

Pain relief: Initially the muscles where the tens unit is attached will feel warm, and if the unit is on too high they may contract. I it is set correctly you should feel less pain afterwards. ...Read more

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Do tens machines work particularly well for tmj?

Do tens machines work particularly well for tmj?

No: Tens units "confuse" the brain in the perception of pain signals. Tens may or may not be helpful for many pain conditions but not for any particular painful condition. ...Read more

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Does anyone have any experience with a t.E.N.S. Machine for tmj?

Does anyone have any experience with a t.E.N.S. Machine for tmj?

Limited: As a surgeon, i don't use tens units for TMJ treatment. Those with the greatest experience would be dentists who specialize in management of TMJ problems. ...Read more

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T.E.N.S pain relief machine has anyone ever used one for tmdand did it work?

Helpful: I use ultra low frequency tens to relax the muscles of the face prior to taking a bite for TMJ treatment appliances. It is different than the type of tens used for pain management. Ulf tens alone is of limited value. The bite appliance keeps the muscles relaxed and the jaw on a proper path of closure, key issues in the management of patients withtmd. ...Read more

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Where do I buy an aed machine?

Where do I buy an aed machine?

Supply companies: Dental or medical supply companies will have aed's or automatic external defibrillators. Make sure that anyone who uses the machine understands what they are doing. ...Read more

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Are free weights better than machines are?

Are free weights better than machines are?

Free weights, machin: Depends - machines give you a much smooth range of motion than free weights. Both produce the same kind of results. ...Read more

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Do exercise machines simulate real activities?

Do exercise machines simulate real activities?

Try to: Exercise machines (not sure exactly which youre referring to) try to simulate activities of different sports to some extent but they can never really do that the machines try to strengthen the muscles that are most intrinsic to particular sports also plyometrics can be helpful to gear oneself toward a specific sport or activity unfortunately, no one activity can truly equal actually playing sport. ...Read more