TENS application for whiplash

Woman holding her neck due to pain caused by whiplash. A TENS device can treat this pain.

During whiplash, the muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the cervical spine are injured by strong, sudden, and unnatural force. In most cases, whiplash is caused by a car accident. Pain and muscle tension develop in the neck area, which can also manifest itself as a headache or, depending on the severity, also radiate to the shoulder and arm area.

In most cases, the bones and nerves are not injured and whiplash often heals completely after a few weeks, but from a medical point of view and, in the event of a car accident, also from an insurance point of view, you should see a doctor. Depending on the severity found, treatment varies. In the case of milder courses, it is often sufficient to immobilize the neck area and relieve the pain. A TENS device can help you with this. TENS electrotherapy can relieve pain in several ways.

By delivering pulses of electricity through electrodes to the skin, pain transmission to the brain is blocked, which can help relieve pain. In addition, a TENS device can stimulate the release of the body's own pain-relieving substances, the endorphins[1], and also promote blood circulation[2].

TENS electrode placement for whiplash

For pain relief from whiplash, we recommend our TENS EMS combination device STIM-PRO X9, which includes EMS and massage programs in addition to TENS programs.

Place the electrodes around the cervical spine area as shown in this image. Our 5x5 cm electrodes are suitable for TENS applications and can also be used universally 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 whiplash

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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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