TENS Units and Trigeminal Neuralgia
Trigeminal Neuralgia - what is it?
Neuralgia is sharp and seering pain caused by a nerve legion. In the case of trigeminal neuralgia, the pain is usually found on the the second or third portion of the nerve in the lower jaw, upper jaw or mouth. The pain can is triggered by cold drafts, eating, brushing of the teeth or even washing the face with cold water.
Trigeminal Neuralgia pain relief - does TENS work?
Traditional treatments of trigeminal neuralgia include numerous drugs such as carbamacepine, diphenyhydantoine, valproate or conazepame. In some cases nerve surgery is advised.
The other pain relief tool increasingly being used is TENS. It can be used along side exisiting treatments or by itself. It is non-invasive, drug-free and fast acting.It provides a non-invasive, drug-free method of pain relief for shingles. Pads are placed on the back, near the area of pain. TENS uses soothing pulses that are sent via the pads through the skin and along the nerve fibers. The pulses suppress pain signals to the brain and encourage the body to produce higher levels of its own natural pain killing chemicals - endorphins and encephalins.
Body Clock offers a full range of tens units, ems units and other pain relief devices. Body Clock supply hospitals and health centers worldwide.
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