Pain- it’s a fact of life. It can strike at anytime and anywhere on the body, sometimes it’s a short, sharp burst that is gone within a couple of minutes, but it can also last for days, week or even years. There is little that can be done to stop pain ever occurring but there is a lot we can do to manage it so that your quality of life doesn’t have to suffer.
7/10 mums using a labour TENS machine said it helped reduced the pain of giving birth, according to a survey by Which? UK recently. More than a third of these mums owned their own labour TENS machine, and with availability of labour TENS machines in hospitals going down, we at StressNoMore are sharing our Top 3 TENS machines for mums-to-be!
TENS or Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation is used by doctors and physiotherapists to help with pain, or the units can be bought for treatment at home. They work by producing a small current of electricity which goes through the skin and interrupts pain signals travelling to the brain, via electrodes attached to the skin.
TENS Machines (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulators) and EMS machines (Electronic Muscle Stimulators) are technically the same, they are both Electrotherapy devices - so there's no wonder we're all confused! But there is a difference… this being the nerves in your body which are stimulated during treatment and the effect this has on your body;