TENS application for fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia or fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic, neurological disease of pain perception and pain processing. The main symptom is fiber-muscle pain but also extreme tiredness and exhaustion, among other things. A guideline has made it easier to diagnose this disease in recent years, but it must be carried out by a doctor.
So far, fibromyalgia cannot be cured, so the treatment is about influencing the disturbed perception of pain. TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) can help you with this as an alternative method of pain relief instead of drug treatment.
With a TENS device, electrical impulses are transmitted to the skin via electrodes, resulting in two effects. The transmission of pain to the brain is blocked, which means that the pain may no longer be perceived. On the other hand, TENS supports our body's natural pain control mechanism by releasing endorphins, our own painkilling substances, and promoting blood circulation.
Please note when using TENS:
The intensity should be adjusted so that it is felt as a pleasant tingling sensation. The duration of the application should be approx. 40 minutes in order to be able to achieve a lasting reduction in pain. It also makes sense to switch programs every now and then.
Causes of fibromyalgia and treatment options
You can use TENS therapy anywhere. It doesn't matter whether you're sitting comfortably on the sofa or in the office.
TENS pain therapy is an alternative to drug pain treatment
At any time
You can use TENS flexibly and at any time. Success can already be achieved after the first treatment
Free of side effects
When used correctly, pain treatment with TENS has practically no side effects
Studies and scientific sources