TENS indications

Pain

Theories:

Conventional use: TENS electrodes are applied to the same dermatome as the pain. The electrodes are periodically stimulated by a direct current generator (typically for 30 minutes several times a day). The usual current is 10-30 mA with a pulse width of 50-80 microseconds at a frequency of 80-100 Hz.

Indications :

Sources

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2012

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