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Tens machine

Posted by @popolopo, Apr 2, 2018

Has anyone tried the "Tens"machine for pain? There are many kinds sold on Amazon. Dr Ho is advertised on tv a lot. I have a cheaper model and use it on my shoulder and hip but no success that I can notice so far.

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Love, love mine for lower back pain.

I use mine almost daily for Left Upper Quadrant pain of unknown origin. I have also used it on knee pain. I have 3 types of units. If you would like specific models and makes let me know. The units literally make a nonfunctional day into bearable or often calms the pain enough to be able to move, work, walk.

Thanks, I have a Health Herald. It is a cheaper brand but sends a strong stimulus. I am not really getting a lot of relief. I am looking at a Dr.Ho but they are about $200. Any advice will be appreciated.

@popolopo

Thanks, I have a Health Herald. It is a cheaper brand but sends a strong stimulus. I am not really getting a lot of relief. I am looking at a Dr.Ho but they are about $200. Any advice will be appreciated.

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I got my tens unit through a catalogue no more then 30.00 I've had it for 10 yrs works fine Stimulates several areas of body ,you can adjust the amount of stimulatation you can stand Carol Wright I think it was

@renarikia

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The one I use is by OMRON. It is wireless and come with two sizes. One for my back and one I use for my knee. It is connected to my cell phone via blue tooth and is incredible. Check it out at Amazon. I highly recommend it!

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Mine is from prospera no cell oh e required ,you can put it on ,waist,shoulderjoints,hand-foot,sold and repeat it user-generated knead you can switch while it's on love it 10yrs have had it.

TENS stimulates the nerves – the rationale being that the simulation keeps pain signals from reaching the brain
EMS causes the muscles to contract – by mimicking the action potential that comes from the central nervous system I THINK EMS IS STRONGER?

@mari

TENS stimulates the nerves – the rationale being that the simulation keeps pain signals from reaching the brain
EMS causes the muscles to contract – by mimicking the action potential that comes from the central nervous system I THINK EMS IS STRONGER?

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@mari, thank you for the added information on TENS machines. I moved your post in to a recent discussion on tens machines to be part of the active and recent discussion on TENS units. @mari, do you have experience with either a TENS or EMS?

I have both TENS and EMS – they both work. Got mine long ago for $700. Mine has rechargeable batteries – Great!

I too have used TENS and EMS for pain control for over 15 years. I think the most important thing is to know when and how to use them. Here are a few links to help with that information…..
https://www.mayoclinic.org/tens/expert-answers/faq-20058378

The common mistake in my experience with my patient’s is to place the pads around the painful area and not on the pain source…..

http://www.painawaydevices.com/basic-guide-for-tens-unit

From my past experiences EMS is completely different and is used for different purposes…
EMS used for –
Muscle strengthening
Rehabilitation purposes
Preventing disuse muscle atrophy
Increasing local blood circulation
Relaxation of muscles
Cosmetic muscle toning.

It is so VERY important to talk with your health care provided to see which would be most effective for you situation. Your doctor is you best advisor..

Prayers for pain relief!!
Dawn

@mari

TENS stimulates the nerves – the rationale being that the simulation keeps pain signals from reaching the brain
EMS causes the muscles to contract – by mimicking the action potential that comes from the central nervous system I THINK EMS IS STRONGER?

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We will spend anything to stop Pain. How about stem cells, —–PRP used to be free from Medicare, why do we have to pay $500. for it now. Big Pharma controls FDA. They have other important Drugs to research. Stem cells ARE NOT DRUGS!

CONTACT US senators and say WE WANT STEM CELL RESEARCH. My Dr. says w stem cells, in the next 50 years there will be no more surgery. (i want this now)

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