TENS Unit Overview

TENS units are unique medical devices that help to relieve pain both acute and chronic. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation or TENS, uses electrical currents to stimulate nerves for pain relief and therapeutic purposes.


These medical devices offer a non-invasive, drug-free method for pain management and sore muscles. TENS units can also be used to soothe away athletic injuries. These highly portable machines can provide stimulation therapy in any setting.


TENS units are very easy to use, attaching to the body with electrodes. The unit is battery operated and modulates pulse width, frequency, and intensity.  This allows the TENS unit to have numerous settings which provide extensive therapy to the body, combating pain.


TENS units are widely used for chronic pain, especially that of the lower back. There is speculation that these medical devices are also effective on diabetic neuropathy and knee osteoarthritis. In addition, TENS unit have been used to help women get through the painful experience of labor or for post-operative use after a Cesarean section surgery.


TENS units can be used in a variety of settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, home healthcare, physical therapy practices, occupational therapy practices, chiropractic practices, and athletic training facilities. TENS units can also be applied by the patient, but they must follow the guidance of a trained professional who can show them exactly how to use the therapy device.


TENS units are fantastic for a pain management routine being highly portable, versatile, and durable. Offering a non-invasive and non-medicated form of pain relief, the TENS unit effectively provides nerve stimulation, a practice used since ancient times, to alleviate pain safely, and naturally.

Mountainside Medical Equipment carries a large variety of TENS Units and at great, low prices. Visit our website and conveniently place an order online. Orders can also be placed by calling 1-888-687-4334 and speaking with one of our knowledgeable Medical Supply Specialists.

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