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Do they put a tens unit into the skin, or on top with needles?

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Dr. David Teicheira
Pain Management

In brief: On skin, no needles

Of course, this depends on what type of tens we are talking about.
The regular tens is done with large electrical pads that stimulate nerves in the skin. There are other therapies using electrode stimulation with needles, such as electro-acupuncture, and percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (pens). How well these work, depends on the patient and is different from person-to-person.

In brief: On skin, no needles

Of course, this depends on what type of tens we are talking about.
The regular tens is done with large electrical pads that stimulate nerves in the skin. There are other therapies using electrode stimulation with needles, such as electro-acupuncture, and percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (pens). How well these work, depends on the patient and is different from person-to-person.
Dr. David Teicheira
Dr. David Teicheira
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management

In brief: TENS unit

Tens consists of patches that are placed on the skin and connected with wires to a unit.
It is not an implant and does not involve needles.

In brief: TENS unit

Tens consists of patches that are placed on the skin and connected with wires to a unit.
It is not an implant and does not involve needles.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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