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Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation: pain relief with electricity

Interview with Professor Berthold Langguth, Director of the Center for Neuromodulation, University of Regensburg

03.12.2018

Image: Prof. Berthold Langguth; Copyright: Matthias Eckel

Professor Berthold Langguth, Director of the Center for Neuromodulation, University of Regensburg

Image: Physician attaches electrodes to the upper back of a young woman; Copyright: panthermedia.net/microgen

The skin electrodes are simply attached to the areas affected by the pain. The underlying nerves are then stimulated for about 20 to 30 minutes, which promises a significant pain relief.

Image: Female physician holding a TENS device in one hand, electrodes in the other; Copyright: panthermedia.net/plepraisaeng

The device for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation is small, uncomplicated and therefore well suited for use at home.

Image: Elena Blume; Copyright: C. Schmitt

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