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BoilingCold t1_j36z3wt wrote

It's not really known for sure:

"The pain reduction ability of TENS is so far, unconfirmed by sufficient randomized controlled trials. One meta-analysis of several hundred TENS studies concluded that there was a significant overall reduction of pain intensity due to TENS, but there were too few participants and controls to be entirely certain of their validity. Therefore, the authors downgraded their confidence in the results by two levels, to low-certainty. "


Disastrous-Topic-712 t1_j36e5sf wrote

A TENS-stimulator works by inhibiting the pain stimulating pathways in your spine that are usually too active in chronic pain. Chronic pain results in lowering your pain tolerance. By sending electrical signals via stickers on your back, this happens less. Doesn't help everyone, but it definitely works for quite some people.


Ghstfce t1_j36hw73 wrote

Worked great easing the pain back when I would get constant lumbo-sacral sprains. Thankfully I figured out that it was tied to dehydration, and keeping better hydration habits I haven't had even soreness since.