T.E.N.S Explained – What is T.E.N.S and how does it work?
- Chronic Pain – this pain is known as an ongoing pain that can last upwards of six months. Once the initial injury or illness that caused this pain has healed, the pain signals outlast this healing process and can remain active for weeks, months or even years. Some causes of chronic pain can be, but not limited to, lumbago, arthritis, back pain, sciatica central pain or hip pains.
- Acute pain – this is pain that comes on suddenly and is caused by something specific – this can be a sharp pain. Acute pain, unlike chronic pain, usually lasts no longer than six months. The pain will go away once the underlying cause for the pain has ceased; for example: an injury has healed, or an illness has been cured. Some causes of acute pain can be, but not limited to: Surgery, broken bones, dental work, burns, cuts, or childbirth.
- Musculoskeletal pain – this refers to pains in the muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. This can be in one area of the body such as back pain but can also be felt throughout the body in conditions such as fibromyalgia. This pain can fall under acute or chronic pain also, depending on the period it lasts. Some causes of musculoskeletal pain can be, but not limited to, fibromyalgia, falling down, sprains or blows to muscles.