Pain Care


Pain is a symptom that the body communicates when something is not functioning correctly. This may be due to an injury, disease or a condition that the body is reacting to. It can be very complicated or very simple.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

Electrical nerve stimulation is a treatment for pain that can be used for acute pain (e.g. after knee surgery) or for chronic pain (e.g. persistent low back pain). It sends electrical energy to the nerves. The electrical energy is delivered through electrodes placed on the skin, and it is therefore called "transcutaneous" (through the skin) electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS for short.TENS is a non-invasive way to reduce pain. It works by creating a buzzing or tingling sensation that distrac...

Introduction to Pain Care

Almost everyone will experience some type of physical pain - pain is actually an important body function. When it's working properly, pain protects us from hurting ourselves. For example, feeling pain when touching a hot element on a stove allows us to quickly pull our hand away and prevent a burn.