Check out our TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) database below. Many chronic pain conditions can be alleviated by the use of a TENS device.
A TENS unit delivers low-voltage electric stimulation pulses that interrupt the transmission of pain signals.Horizontal scrolling is available at the bottom of the table. Click the stimulator image or title to view on Amazon. Sort the table by clicking on a column header title.
|Stimulator Thumbnail||Stimulator Name||Price||Our Rating||Pads||Intensity Levels||Modes||Product Weight||Battery||Channels||Touch Screen|
|Compex Edge||$$$||4.3||4||20||3||2 lbs||Battery charger||N/A||No|
|Compex Performance||$$$||4.6||6||20||5||2.2 lbs||Battery charger||N/A||No|
|HealthmateForever Pro8AB||$$$||4.6||8||20||8||1.2 lbs||Rechargeable Lithium Battery||Dual||No|
|HealthmateForever Pro-12AB||$$$||4.8||4||20||12||1 lbs||Rechargeable Lithium Battery||Dual||No|
|HealthmateForever T12AB||$$$||4.7||4||20||12||1.1 lbs||Rechargeable Lithium Battery||Dual||Yes|
|Compex Elite||$$$||4.1||5||15-20||9||2 lbs||Battery charger||N/A||No|
|Therapeutix TENS Massager||$$||4.8||4||20||4||11.2 oz||Rechargeable Lithium Battery||N/A||No|
|Santamedical LFM-110||$||4.4||4||20||6||5.3 oz||4 AAA||Dual||No|
|truMedic PL009||$||4.4||4||20||5||5.3 oz||4 AAA||N/A||No|
|Zewa 21019||$$||4.5||4||30||8||4.8 oz||3 AAA||Dual||No|
|Omron PM3032||$||4.5||4||15||9||13.6 oz||2 AAA||N/A||No|
|Omron PM3031||$||4.2||4||10||8||13.6 oz||2 AAA||Dual||No|
|Bodyworks TENS Unit Muscle Stimulator||$$||4.9||4||20||16||1 lb||Portable and rechargeable (No batteries required)||Dual||No|
|PurePulse Duo EMS & TENS Combo Device||$$||5||4||25||8||12.2 oz||3 AAA||Dual||No|
|HealthmateForever NK8GL||$$||4.5||8||20||8||15.2 oz||Rechargeable Lithium Battery||Dual||No|
|AccuMed AP112||$$||4.4||4||20||16||12 oz||Rechargeable Lithium Battery||Dual||No|
|HealthmateForever HM8ML||$$||4.8||4||20||8||10.4 oz||Rechargeable Lithium Battery||Dual||No|
|TENS 7000||$||4.7||4||20||5||12.8 oz||9-volt battery||Dual||No|
|Slendertone 0561-5002||$$$||4.5||10||0-99||6||1.4 lbs||9-volt battery||N/A||No|
|HealthmateForever YK15||$||4.4||8||20||15||5.6 oz||3 AAA||N/A||No|
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation describes the use of electrical currents provided by a TENS unit to therapeutically stimulate the nerves. Usually, tens units are connected to the skin through electrode patches. They are generally battery operated. These devices have been implicated in treating a variety of different diseases and disorders, though there is some controversy concerning their efficacy.
The most likely reason for this controversy is that the experience of pain is so subjective, and there’s so many different conditions that afflict the human population, that there could never be a consistent experience demonstrated across the population.
In this way, you can be assured that you will not have wasted any money while also providing yourself a chance to experience some pain relief from whatever chronic condition you are suffering from.
Transcutaneous electrical stimulation is a passive therapy methodology and exercise. It’s an efficient way to treat your condition without the added aggravation of having to move around or do something that could potentially further aggravate your symptoms.
TENS units have dual channels which let you switch between different modes very easily, they also have intensity levels that are adjustable allowing you to completely customize your treatment experience. Many users describe the sensation as feeling like ‘tingling’.
TENS devices can be especially effective for chronic pain conditions precisely because many of the chronic pain conditions are caused by nerves and damaged tissue around them. The TENS unit will stimulate the nerves endings. The effect of this on your particular condition cannot be predicted ahead of time, but there is a chance that it can be an effective way of blocking pain signals.
In essence, the electrical stimulation prevents pain signals from accessing your brain.
These devices do work very quickly, although it is likely that you’ll have to adjust and modify your own unit to find the best level and type of stimulation for you.
Tens units are implicated in the treatment and pain management of a variety of conditions including:
Often times, tens units are used in conjunction with relaxation therapy, guided imagery, exercise, massage therapy, nerve blocking injections, spinal manipulation, and biofeedback.
All of that said, it may be worth taking a look at purchasing one of these devices as the risk/reward ratio is certainly in your favor.