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Tens MachineS Good or Bad??

Apr 27, 2017 2:48 PM

Good evening all, I hope this finds you all well or as well as can be expected.
I'm actually asking if anyone has had any experience with using a TENS machine? I've been seen by my Pain Clinic Nurse and she has sent me home with one.

Apr 27, 2017 4:19 PM

I love mine it helps alot. Make sure you never take an electrode off while the machine is on only do this when the machine is iff. I learned this lesson and it was a shocking experience. Funny now but not at the time. I took an electrode off to change position and my arm was flying in the air. Oh what a site for my fiancee. Back to your question- tens machines can be very helpful. There are many charts available online that show you where to place the electrodes for the maximum benefit. Where is your pain that you are trying to block? Basically you want to block the signal from reaching your brain, so the electrodes go in between the pain area and your brain stem.

Apr 27, 2017 4:25 PM

If your machine has 4 electrodes you can just follow the diagram. If your machine has two then just isolate the pain in between the electrodes. I have used both and really do not notice much differance. Hope this helps. It is actually hard to explain without just being able to touch .

Apr 27, 2017 4:54 PM

They can be very helpful. I have used them for years!

Apr 27, 2017 5:17 PM

Lmb. Thats an exceent chart. Thanks for sharng it.

Apr 27, 2017 6:51 PM

I use Quell and it helps with the pain. Not totally but decent.

Apr 27, 2017 6:55 PM

Very individuaI I have read in my chronic pain FB group.

Have you tried accupuncture?

Apr 28, 2017 7:13 PM

I use my machine and it helps in some areas. Some are a lost cause to the machine, sadly.

Apr 29, 2017 8:47 PM

The TENS has helped me not have to take so much medicine. I usually try rest, then heat/ice, then TENS, and only then go to meds, unless the pain comes quick and strong.

Apr 29, 2017 8:57 PM

I have one with 8 pads and can run 2 sets of 4 at the same time. I love it and use it a lot. Started using one at age 15 and I'm 50 now so that's a lot of years.

Apr 30, 2017 3:28 AM

My tens machine has two pads, it's works well, i don't know what effect it would have fir you when you finish using it it may work well.. got me there is only relief while using it

Apr 30, 2017 8:47 AM

I used them on patients being treated by a general surgeon (I was medical assistant.) Pts claimed it helped with the pain. I also have one at home that was prescribed to me but, I don't feel that it treats all pain symptoms. It's a wonderful tool but, sometimes not the answer for all patients. I love the chart that was provided in above post. Some people get it prescribed and are never shown the correct placement.

May 01, 2017 5:41 AM

Can someone answer this for me? I thought that you couldn't place TENS electrodes on the head or neck but the diagram shows differently. Can you place them on the head and neck? Does it vary by machine? Also what is a good machine as my last one broke

May 01, 2017 6:02 AM

The TENS unit is used for all kinds of reasons. You can put the pads directly onto the pain site or pressure points. It doesn't matter where the pain is located, although, I would suggest shaving any body hair before using the sticky pads on that site. Lol.

May 01, 2017 7:42 AM

Well peeps, I have to say I think I might be a new fan of the TENS machines. I've worn it for a few days running and found it relieves some of the pain, leaving me able to do slightly more.
TiredInPainNinsane the pain nurse that gave me mine told me I could use mine on my neck pain, not on my face or near my ears but she has said I can use mine from my hairline at the back of my neck down.

May 01, 2017 7:43 AM

Ps thank you all for your feedback. I will keep you all up to date with how I get on

May 01, 2017 9:29 AM

I have one for several years now. The pain is more bareable with the TENS. It is still there but less intense. When ik use it to often i get burns under the elektrodes. But i am glad i have it.

May 01, 2017 9:32 AM

Yes very helpful! My bf just bought me a new one 👍 it's a great device for relieving pain without medication.

May 03, 2017 6:36 AM

Yes it's very helpful , I am use it for last 3 month ....

May 03, 2017 6:38 AM

But i want to know , ....if we use it daily than ...is there any side effect of it?

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