Why use tens?

Muscles of the face and neck are often "programmed" (propriocepted) to control head and mandibular posture in a way that accommodates occlusion, even though that particular occlusion may be less than ideal. The Neuromuscular Dentist wants to relax these often tense muscles to find their true resting state and establish the occlusion at that position. It is extremely difficult to voluntarily overcome this proprioception, so "TENS" is used. A secondary use of low frequency stimulation is to achieve drug-free pain relief of pain of muscular origin.

Why is evaluation of physiologic function important?

Muscles activity before TENS Muscles activity after TENS
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