One of the methods Alexandria-Arlington VA Injury Chiropractor, Dr. Leslie Holcombe, uses to relieve your pain involves the use of a Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator, more commonly referred to as a TENS unit and pronounced tens. The TENS unit is an electronic device that produces electrical signals used to stimulate nerves through unbroken skin. The unit is usually connected to the skin using two or more electrodes. A typical battery-operated TENS unit consists of a pulse generator, small transformer, frequency and intensity controls, and a number of electrodes.
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