Attentive to patients: the test session
TENS is prescribed in specialist pain centres. A test session is carried out during a pain consultation by a doctor or a specialist pain nurse. This session helps to determine the type of programmes most adapted to the patient, as well as the position of the electrodes. Each patient feels things differently and this test session is essential for optimising the benefits of TENS.
Duration and number of sessions per day:
The recommendations vary according to the patients, their clinical background and their way of life. Healthcare professionals who accompany patients take account of the patients’ way of life and their expectations with regard to the therapy in order to propose a method of use that allows them to integrate TENS into their daily life. It is generally a long-term treatment which it is important to include in a simple daily practice.