TENS application for torticollis / torticollis

Woman holds her neck due to pain caused by a wryneck or torticollis.

Torticollis comes from Latin and means "curved" or "twisted" neck. The types of inclination of the torticollis are different. The head is either tilted to the side, stretched back, or bowed down. In addition, the head can also be rotated. The causes of torticollis are varied. For example, it can be congenital or develop over the years. The pain caused by the relieving or crooked posture can spread from the neck to the shoulders and back. You can relax your muscles with a TENS device and thereby relieve the pain.

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 then 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[1], are released. Blood circulation can also be promoted during a TENS treatment[2].

TENS electrode placement for torticollis / torticollis

Relieve your pain effectively with TENS stimulation current therapy. To do this, place the electrodes as shown in the illustration. Our 5x5cm electrodes are suitable for use with a torticollis, which are also suitable for many other TENS and EMS applications.

To the right electrode

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.

Video tutorial for TENS application for torticollis / torticollis

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  • From everywhere

    You can use TENS therapy anywhere. It doesn't matter whether you're sitting comfortably on the sofa or in the office.

  • Drug free

    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

[1] Ortu, E., Pietropaoli, D., Mazzei, G., Cattaneo, R., Giannoni, M., & Monaco, A. (2015). TENS effects on salivary stress markers: A pilot study. International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology, 114-118. https://doi.org/10.1177/0394632015572072

[2] Cramp, Gilsenan, Lowe & Walsh. (2000). The effect of high- and low-frequency transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation upon cutaneous blood flow and skin temperature in healthy subjects. Clinical Physiology, 20(2), 150-157. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2281.2000.00240.x

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