Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation for chronic pain in trapezius and shoulder due to foraminal stenosis? Worth trying?
There have been TENS units (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) around for the last 40 years (+). They can be effective on occasion.
Is TENS different than NMES tho? I see various sources saying they are different.
Well, you are correct. NMES is really the same as what I used 40 years ago, EMS or electrical muscle stimulation. It causes the motor nerves to fire, contracting muscles. I didn’t think it would be used around the neck and it is not too effective.