TENS machines have been used in hospitals for a number of years, especially for the relief of labour pains during childbirth. However, they have also been found to be effective in the relief of some musculo-skeletal pain such as back injury, scoliosis, arthritis or osteoporosis.
Whilst TENS machines do not work for everyone, there are now portable TENS machines on the market, the popularity of which would suggest that they are bringing some degree of pain relief to many people.
Hello Kimbesa - I really do think they are handy to have around. I've got the Pain Gone pen one - I've found it invaluable. I haven't had to use it for a while thankfully.
I had some TENS years ago, and I thought it helped me. I've been thinking about it again, so your article is very timely!