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Tens unit

mike 29mmike 29 Posts: 35
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:46 AM in Pain Management
Just received a tens unit and it is great. It always help in pt with a heat pad and now I can do it at home.


  • i have the acticare its very good i have it on almost all the time .
  • I have one coming too to try and help with some muscle pain in my upper back. Glad to read your good report.
  • got it for my cervical issues and it really helped my sholder area and neck...but since I'ver herniated my lower back...I can't imagine putting that thing on my sciatic area...OUCH! I casn't even stand for my clothes to touch the area, much less to be zapped by electrical pulses. Anyone else like me?
  • I can use the TENS on my lower back on either side of the spine but not able to tolerate it on my neck area at all. Good luck Mike it's very comforting on. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • I find my TENS unit helps quite a lot sometimes. The problem for me is that where I live it is usually so humid that I can't keep the pads on! I mainly use it indoors. I find I can't put the electrodes too close to my scar (from my laminectomy), as it stings really badly. I'm thinking of upgrading to an Acticare unit soon. The one I'm using now is a 'Twin-Stim' and cost under $100.
  • Who prescribed your Tens unit? I would like to get my insurance to pay for one. Is there a model that attaches without adhesives? It would be difficult for me attach anything in my area of pain due to decreased ROM.
    Severe DDD. Klippel Feil Deformity. Cervical Foraminatomy that turned into Lamy. I have tried so many treatments, therapy's and medications.
  • i love my unit too. it has helped with any muscle pain. i get a lot in my legs, so i just move it all around to wherever im hurting.

    got mine through physical therapy requesting it through my dr.
  • mine was prescribed by my PM doctor.

    Also, with decreased ROM...i can see it being difficult to place the leads...is there anyone else who could possibly place them for you?
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