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TENS Electrode Placement for Erectile Dysfunction

Pain-relieving modalities are often used in physical therapy. One of the biggest goals in physical therapy is to have a non-invasive modality. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation units (TENS) are a popular pain management device. With a TENS unit, two pads are placed over the affected part of your body. When activated, the unit emits an electrical signal. It stimulates your body to release its own natural opioid pain-relieving chemicals. TENS electrode may be used to treat erectile dysfunction.

Problems that TENS Can Alleviate

TENS may be used to treat various problems. They include the following;

Soft Tissue Injuries

  • Frozen shoulder
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Sciatica
  • Plantar fasciitis

Chronic Conditions

  • Migraines
  • Arthritis
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder or dysfunction (TMD)
  • Fibromyalgia

It may also be used by pregnant women and during labor. Some doctors may combine TENS with other modalities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the treatment. It can be combined with ultrasound and certain combination devices.

TENS Electrode Placement for Erectile Dysfunction

There is no conclusive evidence to prove that the use of the TENS unit can help with erectile dysfunction. Most experts feel that electrodes should not be placed on or near your genitals.

TENS treatment is an effective and safe way to treat pelvic floor muscles. The floor of your pelvis muscle is made up of layers of muscles. They support your urethra, bladder, and bowel. The muscles run from your pubic bone to the tailbone in the back. The pelvic floor muscles have the following functions;

  1. They help in supporting the abdominal and pelvic organs
  2. In men, they help in achieving an erection and ejaculation
  3. They assist in sexual function for both men and women
  4. They work with the back and abdominal muscles to support your spine

If your pelvic floor muscles are weak, it may be difficult to obtain or sustain an erection. If the muscles are too stretched out, the pelvic organs may no longer be fully supported. You may no longer be able to control your bowel movements.

Common Signs of a Pelvic Floor Problem

  • Urine leaking when you sneeze or laugh
  • Difficulties when trying to empty your bladder
  • Passing wind accidentally
  • Persistent pain in your pelvic area
  • Painful sex
  • A bulge in the rectum
  • Constantly having to go to the toilet

Causes of Weak Pelvic Muscles

  • Certain treatments for prostate cancer such as TURP and surgery
  • Prolonged coughing
  • Obesity
  • Heavy lifting

Treating problems with your pelvic muscles may help with erectile dysfunction.

If you have erectile dysfunction, you should consider seeking the help of a doctor. Dr. Lazare is a professional and experienced urologist that may help you with your sexual health needs in Brooklyn, New York. We will help you treat disorders of the urinary and sexual systems. Our services are available for both men and women. Dr. Lazare treats erectile dysfunction, male sexual health, urinary tract infection, and kidney stones. If you have severe erectile dysfunction, the doctor can help you insert the three-piece penile implant. Contact us today and book an appointment.

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