Has anyone had success with a TENS unit for pain?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by mms, Feb 6, 2003.

  1. mms

    mms New Member

    Has anyone had success with this electrical stimulation unit that shocks the nerves and reduces pain. This was suggestion by our physician. Any comments would be helpful!
  2. genevieve

    genevieve New Member


    Yes I too have found TENS work with back/neck pain. Definitely recommend it.

    With love,

  3. BethM

    BethM New Member

    I have used a TENS unit successfully for lower back pain. I also use an IF ('interferential', I think it is) unit for my carpal tunnel and wrist tendinitis pain. The IF is similar to TENS, but uses a different frequenscy. It pulls excess fluid out of the tissues and helps decrease the pain also. I use it pretty much daily on my hands/wrists, and find it very helpful.

    I've never gotten a headache from using the TENS unit, by the way.

    Hope it helps you!
  4. Bambi

    Bambi New Member

    some company came out to my pain specialists office and asked for names of his more severe patients who
    might benefit. His nurse called and
    asked if I'd try it so I did. I hated
    the feel of it and within 10 minutes
    of getting off the machine I'd go into severe muscle spasms. I know it
    works well for some, but it made me
    worse. Hugs, Bambi
  5. Kay2

    Kay2 New Member

    ALPHA-STIM- 100. Microcurrent&cranail electrotherapy stimulator. It has helped so much with my headaches, shoulders NECK etc. that I would hate to be without it. I have been doing so much better, since useing it. Also great for insomia and stress. It has several dfferent things to use. Linda
  6. Milo83

    Milo83 New Member

    Yes, I have used one off & on..Mine was orginally prescribed for low back pain from disc herniation..I think it did help me..The only problem I had was the patches sometimes made me sore..When I first started using one in about 1988, patches were different then, and it really made my skin irritated, not like the ones today..
    Yes, they can be a pain to work with, but it did do me some good..
    Give it a try.........
    Take Care............Donna
  7. popgun

    popgun New Member

    Its worth a try.
  8. Bkay

    Bkay New Member

    I used the machine when I first came down with FM, and it worked wonders..I couldn't go with out it for a long time..Its what kept me going.. I would say give it a try.