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TENS electrode wires pulling out of pad

trim jimtrim jim Posts: 2
edited 11/29/2013 - 10:05 AM in Pain Management
I'm just new to this world of lower back pain misery, which is not yet completely diagnosed.
My TENS device and gives me quite a bit of relief.
The problem I'm having is with the lead wires from the electrode pads. Seems like I can only get a couple days use out of an electrode before the wire pulls out.
. Description on wrapper; Carbon Film, 35mil Gel Layers, Bonding Lay for maximum leadwire strength, and made in USA.
I've tried both the 2x2 and the 2x3.5 pads and have same problem. Since the electrode are stuck on the lower back, around and below the belt line, I'm assuming that I must be causing stress on the wires when sitting with back again backrest or laying down on bed.
Can anyone shed light on a possible "fix" for this problem?
thanx, jim

edited to remove name of manufacturer and device brand name...

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  • Call the manufacturer and report the problem. See if they will replace them with new leads. You might try to loop the wire so it has some slack to deal with so when you bend over, it has room to move.
    Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2
  • trim jimtrim jim Posts: 2
    edited 11/25/2013 - 12:38 PM
    EMS Guy said:
    Call the manufacturer and report the problem. See if they will replace them with new leads. You might try to loop the wire so it has some slack to deal with so when you bend over, it has room to move.
    Thanks EMS Guy...... I have been "looping" for the past several days and it has definitely helped, but still only getting (almost) a week. I think I'll try my supplier first and then the manufacturer.
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