What is the difference between TENS and Scrambler Therapy?

Those with Peripheral Neuropathy understand the pain associated with their condition, how it can be infrequent and frequent at this same time, and how it can dissipate just as quickly as it arises. Indeed, you can relate to just how confusing pain can become. With several available proposed therapies, a person can be overwhelmed with choosing the proper treatment, and by the right treatment, we mean the most effective treatment and lasting results.

For instance, some people utilize TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation). A small battery-operated device to block the pain signal being transmitted to the brain. Alternatively, many other people use Scrambler Therapy for the same purpose. So what's the difference?

At Regenadoc in Clifton, we are genuinely interested in helping you find the right kind of therapy for the pain you are suffering from as a result of your Peripheral Neuropathy. That is why we have decided to compare these two types of treatments in a brief article to determine which is the most effective. Although the TENS unit and Scrambler Therapy device both send electrodes through the body to block the pain signal from being sent to the brain, the main difference is that they distribute the electrodes at different rates of impulsion.

Electrodes are typically distributed at 30 milliamps to start with the TENS unit. The device will have to be manually adjusted. The amperage is higher to a maximum amount at 150 milliamps. The problem with doing this is that sometimes a person will increase the amperage over the recommended amount, which will cause muscle contractions, resulting in more pain. Unfortunately, after continued use of the TENS unit, the brain will distinguish the electrode as an artificial signal, and it will eventually become rejected by the brain. Overall, the signals transmitted through the TENS unit seem to only disrupt the pain signal being transferred to the brain. Still, it does not offer a rejuvenated movement to assist the damaged nerve that is not transmitting signals properly.

On the other hand, Scrambler Therapy concentrates the electrodes to be distributed through an average "no pain" electrical signal to the damaged nerves, essentially replacing the movement transmitting chronic pain. The main component of Scrambler Therapy is the device itself, which, through its intelligence, allows users not to worry about having to manually adjust the amperage. This is important, so the brain does not reject the scrambled signal in the chronic pain area. The focus of the Scrambler Therapy device is to remove the pain and replace the pain signal with a pain-free one. This allows the body to heal naturally and helps the nerves adapt to non-pain movements in a natural environment. This process may also help reduce the inflammation connected to the chronic pain signal sent from the damaged nerve.

Ultimately, the commonality between the TENS unit and Scrambler Therapy is only electricity. However, the difference is the level and accuracy of electricity being distributed into the body. That is where the Scrambler Therapy device rises above the TENS unit: its innovative electrode distribution that adapts with the body rather than intrudes and becomes rejected by the brain.

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