The use of different sorts of currents is an excellent complementary physiotherapeutic practice. One of the most modern electric currents is TENS.
Its effect on the central nervous system for reducing or inhibiting the pain is due to the following mechanisms:
- Gate Theory Control
- Production of encephalic substances
- Production of B-endorphin
Electrotherapy can also be used to energise Trigger Points, acupuncture points and reflex zones.
With correct application, they have spasmolytic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic action.
Some currents are especially conceived for use after surgery or injuries, and others for nerve palsies.
- For atrophies after surgery or injuries
- Special currents for nerve palsies (facial palsy, palsy of the brachial plexus etc.)
- Mobilisation of Trigger Points, acupuncture points and reflex zones.