What is TENs/NMEs?
This involves using a device which delivers small pulsed electrical signals for muscle and nerve stimulation. This is delivered via electrode pads that are placed on the pet’s skin. Some pads are stick-on and others are brush-like. If using the brush pads then no fur clipping is required, but the area does need to be wet or use gel.
What are the benefits?
TENs- pain relief, alternative to medication
NMEs- muscle strengthening, reduction of neurogenic atrophy
What can it be used for?
- Fracture healing
- Muscle, Tendon and Ligament injuries
- Hip dysplasia
- Back pain
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Oedema reduction
There is a tingling sensation during treatment so not every patient will like this treatment, however sedation is not needed. There are no side effects but it cannot be used for patients with seizure disorders or pacemakers.