TENS or Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation is a common type of electrical stimulation that reduces pain. This treatment is often performed by low-power, pocket-sized devices prescribed to patients by their chiropractors, physical therapists, or general care providers. This form of stimulation is much less powerful and does not reach as deep into the soft tissue as other forms or electrical stimulation we provide in the office. That being said, some of our patients here at Restore Chiropractic do buy take-home TENS units in order to mediate pain throughout the day. These devices are easy and affordable to purchase to for home use, but they are not the most effective form of stimulation current technology offers so we often only recommend TENS units for at home use as they are safe and effective and can be worn for multiple hours per day for those suffering with chronic pain.