New research shows that the pain signal may be simply an "electrical leak" from an ion channel. As previously written there is a connection between the opening and closing of ion channels and electrical polarity charges. The new finding by a team of scientists at KU Leuven indicates the actual pain message is electrical and is short circuited due to chemical changes in the ion channels. The ongoing research is showing the chemical and physical relationship of pain and electrical polarities.
For most patients who are given a tens, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator, or an Infrex Plus combination interferential and tens unit, the biggest concern is where do I put the electrodes. Most patients would prefer a "cookbook" approach to the exact placement but due to the nature of pain one placement on day one may not be sufficient for pain control at a later day.
In this video Bob Johnson explains the logic behind Infrex and tens electrode placement for maximum pain relief. Without having to use a cookbook approach the logic behind why electrodes are placed where, and what outcome is expected is explained.
The video is not specific to any particular tens, interferential, pulsed galvanic, or microamperage unit but gives the general knowledge a professional would bring to explain how to place the electrodes for maximum pain relief.
Also can click here to see the tens electrode placement video: