Set the TENS unit to provide a strong, but comfortable, sensation to the affected area using the information below.

Mode

Three mode settings, (N) Normal, (B) Burst and (M) Modulation.
Normal: Constant Stimulation at the frequency and pulse width setting. Most commonly used for acute pain relief via a gating effect.
Modulation: The frequency varies between different settings and uses a cyclical pattern to help reduce nerve adaptation. This is useful for acute and chronic pain relief.
Burst: Useful in chronic pain relief. The unit will send through a burst of pain relieving power.
Most CIP patients should use burst mode exclusively, though modulation can also be used.

Pulse Rate

is the number of electrical pulses you will feel in one second. Frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz). Pain relief can occur at various frequencies.
Acute pain: 80-120 Hz.
Chronic pain: 2-10Hz stimulates endorphin release.
Muscle stimulation: 35-50Hz to stimulate muscles for strengthening or even relaxation.

Pulse Width:

This is the ON time for the stimulation.
Set to 175 to 200uS