The T.E.N.s Unit
TENS is the abbreviation for "Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation". The electrical microcurrents of TENS are adjusted to send stimulating pulses over the surface of the skin and into nerve endings. Those pulses help to decrease pain by blocking pain signals from reaching the brain. They also help stimulate production of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers. Common uses for TENS: back and neck syndromes, RSD (or "complex regional pain syndrome"), arthritis, shoulder syndromes, neuropathies, and other acute and chronic pain.