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Oct 5, 2016 · T.E.N.S. for spinal stenosis pain in Spine Health

installed, wow…am i behind…i didn’t know they installed them also…that may be something i need to check out…

Oct 5, 2016 · T.E.N.S. for spinal stenosis pain in Spine Health

it has been a while since i used mine…i am allergic to the sticky stuff…of any kind…i choose to either be broken out in blisters or not use it…with the time it takes to apply everything it is not worth the amount of help…i would rather use my lidoderm patches…i guess now it will be a choice of the tens or the patches…one is extremely expensive (patches)…the tens is irritating to me to apply…lol…in more ways than one…if i put the anti allergenic tens pads on i still have to use a band aid of some sort to hold them on…then i won’t have such a large place that looks like a thanksgiving turkey that has been overcooked…lol…so are the patches very irritating, but i seem to have less problems if i wash the area after a minimum of using…just another thing to irritate our pain wracked bodies…i used the tens unit since i fell in 1989…i’ve worn out two, this one i have now i haven’t used that much…i got it about 4-5 yrs ago…i’m sure there are newer ones, maybe even less irritating…i saw a man have one–two patches above and two below his elbow…he said it was helping with his tennis elbow…so i guess it will also depend on the person, and the level of pain…hope this helps…it seems like there are times when nothing will ease the pain…

Sep 23, 2016 · Neuropathy pain in my left foot and lower left legs in Chronic Pain

@twinky i hope it helps…just spread the tabs apart and play around with placing them…you’ll get the hang of it…

Sep 22, 2016 · Neuropathy pain in my left foot and lower left legs in Chronic Pain

@twinky i have seen people use it for tendonitis…in the elbow, one man, had two pads above and two pads below the elbow…said it worked great…i use my tens unit on my spine…usually the lower spine…the purpose of the unit is to interrupt the data that is causing the pain…9/10’s of my pain is in my back; neuropathy is in legs, feet…some in my arms and two fingers…on the back one set of pads above the pain, neuropathy–one set below…or one set beside the pain or neuropathy and one set on the other side…whatever way is best to ‘interrupt’ the pain data…the nerves in the spine are the ones i concentrate on…thinking in terms of interrupting–you are at a party; a man approaches and starts a conversation; he fast becomes a bore; on one side of you there is a loud talker and on the other side, same thing; they begin a conversation with each other over your head…these loud talkers can ‘interrupt’ the ‘data’ from the bore…maybe a crude exhibit, but all i can think of…lol…

Sep 15, 2016 · Neuropathy pain in my left foot and lower left legs in Chronic Pain

i can’t take neurontin…i don’t have use of all my faculties when i take neurontin…

Sep 15, 2016 · Neuropathy pain in my left foot and lower left legs in Chronic Pain

i have been on lyrica, gabapentin, for 4-5 yrs now…it was given to help with stress episodes, panic attacks…the panic attacks have all but stopped, stress episodes have lessened that i can think more clearly now…they told me it would also help with the neuropathy and fibromyalgia…i am on 200mgs, three daily…i have been able to cut one of the midday pills every other day…there are times i need more and times that this dosage is comfortable…i use the pain patches and the tens unit sparingly since i’m allergic to the sticky stuff…i make a choice when to use either of them–break outs that last seemingly forever or a lessening of the pain…i fell from the drom deck of the semi truck, about 4 feet, onto my tailbone and fell on back and hit my upper spine and fell on back flipping my head onto the pavement…i crushed a peripheral nerve that comes off my L-4 or L-5…then on my cervical spine which has not been addressed…i haven’t had anything to go with my medicare, so i have been unable to seek further help on my spine…i have ankylosing spondilitis and arthritis in my spine, so they say…my mom and dad both had RA, so i try to keep a watch on all of it…i feel that meds should be given to one, if they need it, stay on it if it helps, go off if it doesn’t help…each needs his/her meds to take care of their problems, not to try it out on us if we don’t need it…i know medicine is an inexact science and testing is why thy call it ‘practicing medicine’, but overloading meds on us has negative effects that sometimes can’t be fixed…o, my i have probably told you more than you wanted to know…but i cannot live without my lyrica…they tried it once in hospital and i had several nerves go ape____t on me…all the nurses would say was, ‘…i’ve heard those were extremely painful…’ duh, they hurt like the devil…

Sep 14, 2016 · Neuropathy pain in my left foot and lower left legs in Chronic Pain

yes, it is the goto that i do after the pain patches…i am allergic to anything ‘sticky’ so i use each of them sparingly…thanks for the thought…

Sep 12, 2016 · When you have anxiety or depression, exercise often seems like the last [...] in Mental Health

i do, i’ve never known that…i’ll ask him…thanks…