AboutKidsHealth for Teens

 

 

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)TTranscutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)-CANEnglishRheumatology;AdolescentPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)BodySkeletal systemNon-drug treatmentPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2017-01-31T05:00:00ZJennifer Stinson RN-EC, PhD, CPNPLori Tucker, MDKristi Whitney, BSc PT, MScChristine O’Brien, OT Reg (Ont), MScAdam Huber, MSc, MD, FRCPCLynn Spiegel, MD, FRCPC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>TENS machines are often used as a treatment by <a href="/Article?contentid=2602&language=English">physiotherapists</a>. It is a non-invasive treatment that is used to reduce pain. TENS is thought to reduce pain by interrupting the pain signals going to the brain. TENS may also help to release endorphins, a chemical that is otherwise known as the body’s natural painkiller. TENS may help you to participate more fully in everyday activities.</p>
La neurostimulation transcutanée (NSTC ou TENS)LLa neurostimulation transcutanée (NSTC ou TENS)Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)FrenchRheumatology;AdolescentPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)BodySkeletal systemNon-drug treatmentPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2017-01-31T05:00:00ZJennifer Stinson RN-EC, PhD, CPNPLori Tucker, MDKristi Whitney, BSc PT, MScChristine O’Brien, OT Reg (Ont), MScAdam Huber, MSc, MD, FRCPCLynn Spiegel, MD, FRCPC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Les <a href="/Article?contentid=2602&language=English">physiothérapeutes</a> recourent souvent à des machines TENS pour traiter leurs patients. Il s’agit d’un traitement non invasif que l’on utilise pour réduire la douleur. La neurostimulation électrique transcutanée (TENS) réduirait la douleur en interrompant les signaux de douleur qui vont vers le cerveau. La neurostimulation électrique transcutanée (TENS) peut également stimuler la libération d’endorphines, une substance chimique également connue sous le nom d’analgésique naturel du corps. La procédure TENS peut t’aider à participer davantage aux activités du quotidien.</p>

 

 

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)2603.00000000000Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)-CANTEnglishRheumatology;AdolescentPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)BodySkeletal systemNon-drug treatmentPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2017-01-31T05:00:00ZJennifer Stinson RN-EC, PhD, CPNPLori Tucker, MDKristi Whitney, BSc PT, MScChristine O’Brien, OT Reg (Ont), MScAdam Huber, MSc, MD, FRCPCLynn Spiegel, MD, FRCPC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>TENS machines are often used as a treatment by <a href="/Article?contentid=2602&language=English">physiotherapists</a>. It is a non-invasive treatment that is used to reduce pain. TENS is thought to reduce pain by interrupting the pain signals going to the brain. TENS may also help to release endorphins, a chemical that is otherwise known as the body’s natural painkiller. TENS may help you to participate more fully in everyday activities.</p><p>TENS is a small battery-powered device that is attached to wires and electrodes. The electrodes are placed on the skin, usually on either side of the area where the pain is located. An electrical signal is sent through the electrodes, and into specific nerves. This is not painful. You may feel tingling when you use it. TENS can be used to treat acute and chronic pain. It may be used in combination with pain-relieving medications. </p> <p>Pain relief may be short term, lasting from minutes to hours. With prolonged use, pain relief from TENS may last much longer.</p> <p>Although TENS machines can be bought over the counter, children should only use a TENS machine on the advice of their doctor or physiotherapist.</p> <p>In addition, children should not use a TENS machine if:</p> <ul><li>They have a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD).</li> <li>They have epilepsy.</li> <li>The source of pain is over the site of any previous surgery where internal metalwork, such as screws, wires, implants or metal plates have been inserted.</li> <li>They have poor sensation in the area where the electrodes are to be applied.</li></ul> <p>If you have any questions about the suitability of TENS for your child, please discuss this with your child’s doctor or pain specialists.</p>