The physical therapists are using the Empi Select tens unit on my SI Joint. My doctor wrote a prescription for this unit for home use, but my insurance company won't pay for it. It costs $500.00!
I looked at the specifications for the Empi Select, as well as the specs. for the cheaper units found on the internet, and the numbers look the same, i.e., amplitude, pulse rate, pulse duration, etc.
Why is the Empi Select so expensive? Is it more effective than the cheaper units, or are they all about the same? I want to buy a tens unit for home, because it really helps reduce my pain, and hope a $50.00 unit will work as well, because $500.00 is too much to pay.