What is the outlook for people who use TENS therapy?

For some patients, TENS therapy offers instant and prolonged pain relief. These patients can have permanent pain relief after just a few uses. Others may need to use TENS therapy for an extended period of time. Results vary based on severity of pain and the type of condition that is being treated.

Although the TENS device offers pain relief to some people, its effectiveness has not been proved. Also, experts cannot agree about the conditions that should be treated by TENS therapy. This type of therapy is an alternative treatment. Some people may want to use traditional medicine with alternative treatments.

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