TENS application for neck pain
Neck pain is one of the most common complaints in the upper body and head area. One wrong movement or an unfavorable draft is enough to trigger neck tension. The complaints often include restricted mobility and hardened neck muscles, often referred to as a stiff neck. However, chronic neck pain can be caused by rheumatic diseases, inflammation or accidents.
If we feel neck pain, we usually adopt a relieving posture in which the symptoms are not too bad. However, this is usually a bad posture and can aggravate the pain in the long term. One way of relieving pain from inflammation and neck tension in addition to heat therapy is to use a TENS device.
A TENS device delivers current impulses to the skin via electrodes, which have two effects for pain relief. On the one hand, the electrical impulses can block the transmission of pain from the neck to the brain, which means that the neck pain may no longer be perceived. On the other hand, electrical stimulation therapy can support our body's natural pain control mechanism so that its own pain-relieving messenger substances, the so-called endorphins, are released. Blood circulation can also be promoted during a TENS treatment, which can be particularly helpful for neck tension.
This guide is for orientation purposes and does not replace the supervision of a doctor or therapist. Please follow the warnings and safety instructions of your device. Changes and errors are possible.
Number inside the circle: Channel number
Circle color: Red = Electrode 1, Black = Electrode 2
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.
What are the causes of neck pain and how can I treat it?
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