1. Dave

    This would be the first time I’ve ever heard of this. I used to have chronic back pain. It might have been helpful for me. But my back pain is gone (nerves are probably dead). I would use this sparingly though. To get me through the night, sure. But pain is a way of letting me know to slow down or something is wrong.But nothing wrong with a little relief.

    • Thabo

      Hi Dave,

      Tens Therapy for pain management is isn’t common knowledge for most people, but it’s playing more and more of a bigger role for those who are seeking alternatives to surgery or Pain medication. You’re right when you say that you’d use the therapy sparingly. As I indicated in the post, one has to use caution when considering Tens therapy. One should always consult a doctor before using Tens. I wish you the best.

  2. Mia

    This post appears lengthy but after going through it, I believe reading it is well worth it after all. This TENS therapy looks like a really great method of back pain relief. However, something seems to confuse me here. It can be used to relief pain during labor but you still talked about pregnant women avoiding it. Please, I want you to give me more information on this. Thanks. Mia.

    • Thabo

      Hi Mia,

      I understand your confusion. Here’s the gist. Tens therapy can help throughout pregnancy and some doctors and midwives use it to lessen the pain of delivery. However, Tens is not recommended if you’re less than 37 weeks pregnant. If ,for example, you are planning a home birth then Tens therapy may make sense. For more information check the following article http://tensunithub.com/tens-unit-during-pregnancy/

  3. Norman

    I have never seen a treatment like this before for back pain, i know all to well of this because many times in my life i have face this issue and te pain was so server. Many persons have serious problems because of back injury and i was told that back injury is hard to get rid of, Thank God through much pray, rest and other treatments in am back and ready to go, thanks for sharing

    • Thabo

      Hi Norman,

      I am so glad to hear about your recovery. It looks like you’re doing the right things. Keep up the good work and remember to reach out for help when you need it. God Bless!

  4. Ronnie Davis

    In the case of having a cochlear implant, might the TENS be applied at a given distance from the implant, which is in the head?

    • Hi Ronnie,
      TENS should not be used on the head or neck. TENS can be used but needs to be 8 inches from the implant: basically any treatment like that needs to be below the shoulder with any grounding below the shoulder. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so always follow instructions carefully and consult with your doctor before using. Thanks for checking in.

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