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Back Pain Relief with TENS
DesertRose43 posted:
A TENS unit is quite effective in self-treatment. These small electric shock pulsers can "fool" the brain from which all pain is registered. Harmless and with no side-effects when used as instructed at the site of the pain (lower or upper back) A unit may be acquired from a practicing physical or massage therapist or doctor (chiropractor or physician) as well as online from medical suppliers or from catalogs dealing with products for the aging and disabled at a cost of $65 -$100 depending on the number of attachments. I have used my TENS unit to treat my sciatica (back pain) and TMJ (jaw neuralgia). Settings must be adjusted to the individual condition, strength of shock, and length of treatment. DesertRose43
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bj1208 responded:
hi and welcome to the support group -

there are a lot of members, past and present, that either are using the TENS Unit or have tried it -

I, for one, have tried it several times - each time it makes the pains in my back worse - I have even tried the "Trial" Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant - this made the nerve issues in my leg go away but it intensified the pain in my lower back - so I was told I was ATYPICAL meaning what works on most people do not work on me.

When purchasing TENS Units, going directly to a medical supply store, you can get them at a reasonable price. However, if you go through a dealer, which your Spine Specialist and/or Pain Management Clinics prefer you go thru dealers, there is a mark up price so those involved will get their share of commissions.

It's good to check around - as there are stores that do carry them - either new or used -

thanks for sharing the information - some of our new members may not be at this stage of treatment -

Take care - Joy

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