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.
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.
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 .
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.
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
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.
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.