Why does it take up to 15 minutes to get relief?

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

SENSUS employs transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, which is thought to work through the central nervous system. The device stimulates the sensory nerves that travel from the lower legs and feet to the brain through pathways in the spinal cord, prompting the body to release natural peptides (i.e., small proteins) called enkephalins that decrease the perception of pain. Although your central nervous system is releasing these native pain relieving chemicals, the process takes time to register an effect.  Some people will experience relief in a shorter amount of time, but users should allow up to 15 minutes for relief after starting a therapy session with SENSUS.   Fortunately, the diminished perception of pain may linger for up to an hour after the conclusion of a therapy session.  If your device is set to restart automatically, your next session will commence one hour after the prior session finishes for optimal pain relief.

Posted by NeuroMetrix in SENSUS Operation