TENS application for whiplash
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, and also promote blood circulation.
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.
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