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to john h; What's a TENS

Posted by dfeet on 4/05/00 at 00:00 (018358)

What is a TENS? thanks .

Re: to john h; What's a TENS

john h on 4/06/00 at 00:00 (018395)

it is a small electrical (size of pack of cigerettes) stimulator to which you attach up to 4 electrodes and place them at points of pain. normally you would us only 2 a positive and negative. you can wear the device on your belt like a pager and the wires are not seen. the device is adustable as to frequency,output,wavelength, etc. very effective in controling pain by gently sending a small electrical current to the area which blocks out the pain signals to your brain. hospitals frequently use them to help relieve pain after surgery. they need to be prescribed by a physician, they are expensive but may be covered by your insurance. you can rent them on a daily basis and are not an alternative medicine device but mainline medical equipment. the electrical pads are reusable and are covered by insurance. used frequently for back and neck pain.

Re: to john h; What's a TENS

john h on 4/06/00 at 00:00 (018395)

it is a small electrical (size of pack of cigerettes) stimulator to which you attach up to 4 electrodes and place them at points of pain. normally you would us only 2 a positive and negative. you can wear the device on your belt like a pager and the wires are not seen. the device is adustable as to frequency,output,wavelength, etc. very effective in controling pain by gently sending a small electrical current to the area which blocks out the pain signals to your brain. hospitals frequently use them to help relieve pain after surgery. they need to be prescribed by a physician, they are expensive but may be covered by your insurance. you can rent them on a daily basis and are not an alternative medicine device but mainline medical equipment. the electrical pads are reusable and are covered by insurance. used frequently for back and neck pain.