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    Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENs)

    Hi, was wondering if anyone has herd of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) and if they have used it for pain relief? and if it really works or it's just a gimmick to get your money

    http://www.webmd.com/pain-management...topic-overview
    Love & Light WhiteAngel. Low Grade Astrocytoma Spinal Cord Tumour, C-1 to T-6 surgery back in 1970 @ age 4-1/2 with Brain Stem Cyst, Kyphosis, Scoliosis, Heading down the quadriplegia road. For my story and more please visit: http://whiteangel0.blogspot.com/p/my-story_06.html http://home.swiftdsl.com.au/~whiteangel

    #2
    I use it on my neck and I swear it works for muscle pain. I'd like to get something stronger though and see how I fare with it .. like a neuromuscular stimulator.
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    T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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      #3
      It works for some and not for others.
      Not that expensive and covered on expenses for pain.
      I have actually seen some on sale on ebay etc.....???? Very cheap.But should be supervised by provider or therapist.
      CWO
      The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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        #4
        I am currently using a portable TENS unit as part of my PT Program I did not have to purchase it they are loaning it to me, I have noticed a difference in relief somedays nothing spectacular but as you know every little bit helps, ask for upgrade of electrodes I am using "ultra stim" 2"x2" vs 1inch that came with unit ..

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          #5
          I think it works pretty good for MUSCLE pain. I use it for my neck and shoulders, but it does nothing for my neuropathic pain. But if you want it for muscle pain I think it's great. My PT/OT had me put it on( actually my husband has to put it on my cause I can't reach) and then put a heating pad on over it for then 10 minutes then my husband gives me a good massage after and then I use some ice after. It seems to work pretty well for that pain. You have to be VERY careful with the heating pad you don't want it too hot and don't leave it on to long because you don't want to burn yourself.

          Good Luck!!
          Last edited by faceplant; 28 Apr 2012, 1:19 PM. Reason: error
          ACDF C5/C6, C6/C7 9/2011& Central Cord Syndrome

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            #6
            I when back to see my spinal specialist and i asked him about the tens machine, he said it works for some but not for others but said it's worth a try...he wants me to buy it and go back to see him in 6 months...you get a full rebate if you for medical cover if you have a letter from your doctor and a receipt....

            thanks everyone for your replies
            Love & Light WhiteAngel. Low Grade Astrocytoma Spinal Cord Tumour, C-1 to T-6 surgery back in 1970 @ age 4-1/2 with Brain Stem Cyst, Kyphosis, Scoliosis, Heading down the quadriplegia road. For my story and more please visit: http://whiteangel0.blogspot.com/p/my-story_06.html http://home.swiftdsl.com.au/~whiteangel

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