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Move Over TENS: Electric Cell Signaling Is Here

Move Over TENS: Electric Cell Signaling Is Here

Electrical currents don’t just power your devices and the lights in your house — they can also help you manage your pain.

Doctors in ancient Greece even harnessed the power of electric eels to treat pain and circulatory disorders. And by the 1800s, nearly half of American physicians employed some form of electromedicine in their practices. 

Here at Nebben Physical Medicine, our team of experts led by Dr. John Bassell explores electromedicine and one of its latest advancements: electric cell signaling. 

What is electromedicine?

Your nervous system and the cells within it conduct electrical currents. This makes it possible for signals to be sent and received throughout your body, powering virtually every one of your functions. 

These electrical currents coursing through your nervous system are also largely responsible for your pain response. 

Electromedicine seeks to interrupt these signals by delivering bioelectrical currents that stop pain messages before they reach your brain. At Nebben Physical Medicine, we recommend electromedicine for a variety of painful conditions, including:

One of the most popular forms of electromedicine is transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). A TENS unit involves a battery-powered device that sends low-voltage electrical pulses through electrodes that we place on your skin near the affected nerves. 

Though TENS is effective, advancements have led to electric cell signaling — an even more potent form of electromedicine. 

Why is electric cell signaling better?

It may look like a TENS machine, but electric cell signaling devices are far more powerful. Electric cell signaling delivers frequencies and associated harmonics in much greater ranges than traditional electromedicine methods like TENS. 

Through this advanced device, we can send pharmaceutical-strength electrical currents deeper into your body and target your nerves much more effectively. 

Furthermore, the powerful frequencies allow your cells to absorb energy, which stimulates repair and healing, promotes pain relief through pH normalization, and supports your immune system by enhancing cell-to-cell communication. 

Electric cell signaling offers a wide range of pain management and health benefits, such as:

This noninvasive treatment doesn’t require any downtime for recovery, and as a bonus, it allows you to explore additional pain management treatments. 

For instance, we may combine electric cell signaling with such pain therapies as K-laser therapy, chiropractic care, joint injections, physical therapy, or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to treat your condition. 

We also recommend electric cell signaling for patients wanting to address their pain without medication. In some cases, electromedicine can reduce dependence on pain medication by up to 50%

If you’d like more information about electric cell signaling, or if you’d like to see if you’re a candidate, request an appointment at our Clarksville, Tennessee, office online or over the phone today.

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