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Good Long-Term TENS Unit

I received my first TENS unit in 1999. It lasted until February. I loved it so much, I took it to a small repair shop, but, surprisingly enough, (not really, but I'm stuck thinking 1999 wasn't that long ago lol), they don't make circuit boards for stuff that old anymore.

Since then, I've gone through SIX! It hurt so much not to have one that I bought two at one time for a backup. The first one died in one day. (It worked one hour.) The next one lasted 3 weeks. The "record-holder" just died. It lasted a whopping five months, and was sold to me by some sales-person who left a card at my pain specialist's office for some company in Florida that sells health-related supplies.

I want a TENS unit that works for at least five years. (Another 17 years would be better. lol) Ooo, ooo, ooo, and to added to that minor little thing, how about one that works well? (I set at full strength.) Too much to ask?
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  • Atwhatcost..

    That would be killer to have that machine!
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  • Motor1MMotor1 Pittsburgh, PaPosts: 606
    I got my TENS unit through my physical therapist. It is the same one that they use. It's now over 3 years old. Maybe contact a physical therapy place & see if they can order you one?
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  • atwhatcostaatwhatcost PennsylvaniaPosts: 35
    I got my TENS unit through my physical therapist. It is the same one that they use. It's now over 3 years old. Maybe contact a physical therapy place & see if they can order you one?
    The last PT I went to, (and just 3 years ago, not last century lol), had a chair for his TENS. While that sounds heavenly, it's also beyond my finances.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 12,238
    Unfortunately, no one here can recommend a specific brand name. But I know when I've looked for my replacements (3 in 15 years) I searched for Tens, narrowed it down to a few brands, did more researching on those brands to pick the one I settled with.
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • atwhatcostaatwhatcost PennsylvaniaPosts: 35
    Unfortunately, no one here can recommend a specific brand name. But I know when I've looked for my replacements (3 in 15 years) I searched for Tens, narrowed it down to a few brands, did more researching on those brands to pick the one I settled with.
    Ahhh, bummer. Thought it was something like car manufacturers -- you can name the make but not the model. OR you can tell which company to trust. (Although, they tend not to have company names on them, so probably just my optimism... errr, or desperation.)

    I have done lots of research but "endure for years" doesn't ever seem to be one of the sales points or review points. :/
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  • atwhatcostaatwhatcost PennsylvaniaPosts: 35
    I'm so glad hubby is home again. (He was in the hospital or a nursing home for 7 months recently.) He's the brains behind this operation, able to troubleshoot most things. The TENS didn't break. The wires did. He bought me new wires, so I'm back in business.

    (And she lives happily ever after. :D)
  • Motor1MMotor1 Pittsburgh, PaPosts: 606
    I'm glad your husband was able to repair yours!
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