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Old 09-12-13, 07:31 PM
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I would be interested to hear from anybody that uses, or has used a Tens Machine for pain relief.

I'm just wondering if they worked/are beneficial.

I don't know anything about them, so any insights into them would be much appreciated.

Lorraine
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Old 09-12-13, 08:19 PM
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Very awesome Lorraine, I borrowed a friends little 9v battery powered machine to use when I had an accident earlier this year.
It was the difference between enough pain relief to be able to sleep or not.

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Old 09-12-13, 08:22 PM
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I have used TENS machines for years for pain relief for a major back injury and I love it to bits. I am about to buy another one as the old one has had it but you can get tiny ones that fit in a pocket. They aren't expensive and if you have private health insurance you will get a refund.
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Old 09-12-13, 08:47 PM
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I use one for back pain and swear by it. I have the pocket one and on a bad day it is used intermittently all day. I find the pulse setting the best for me. Half an hour on, then a break then on again. Works very well for me.
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Well worth having!
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From my experience personal and professional-great for chronic pain
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Old 10-12-13, 03:12 AM
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I'm just wondering if they worked/are beneficial.

I don't know anything about them, so any insights into them would be much appreciated.
TENS are great but dont fall for the trap off going too full on with it ( ie super strong setting and using it for loooong periods .. or you can be a bit tender after )
Definitely would recommend having a tens unit .
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Old 10-12-13, 09:39 AM
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Huge thumbs up from me with treatment on a back strain a few months ago...
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Old 10-12-13, 03:20 PM
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Brought something similar to Tens but can be used on animals, but find the BioScan much better and gentle - just use the horses one on myself, it does work [no wonder the horses love their sessions]
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I bought one on Ebay for about $100 and it is great for my whiplash injury. It certainly doesn't replace my osteopathic treatments but can give me some relief in between
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Old 10-12-13, 03:54 PM
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I am looking into getting one of these.... is it beneficial for someone like myself who doesn't suffer chronic pain, but more discomfort, stiffness and inflexibility (and I benefit from massage treatments and regular chiro visits)?
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Old 10-12-13, 03:58 PM
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Dash, i find it just helps to relax the muscles a little, so it doesn't actually 'fix' my problem but most of the pain comes from the muscles tightening so this helps to relax them a little in between treatments.
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hmm, ta. might come have a try of your firstly if that's ok!
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I am looking into getting one of these.... is it beneficial for someone like myself who doesn't suffer chronic pain, but more discomfort, stiffness and inflexibility (and I benefit from massage treatments and regular chiro visits)?
For stiffness and inflexibility try some gentle stretching and strengthening exercises also some home decompression of your back http://www.simplebackpain.com/how-to...#axzz2n2lDTkRM
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Thanks one and all for the replies.

I went and bought one today, but it is for Tom's Christmas, so I won't know how it goes for him until then.

I really appreciated your input.

Lorraine
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For stiffness and inflexibility try some gentle stretching and strengthening exercises also some home decompression of your back http://www.simplebackpain.com/how-to...#axzz2n2lDTkRM
that's for that, however I'm already doing these things to manage it
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Old 12-12-13, 12:52 PM
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I just bought a new TENS machine today and wow it is even better than the one I had before. Love it, it is a Vitalic TENS and it was a touch on the expensive side but totally worth it
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Love mine too....especially when those shoulder muscles get really tight and sore.
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Old 13-12-13, 10:47 AM
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The tens machine was the only thing that stopped the pain in my arm all those years ago.

However it did nothing for my Mum and her hip, so it doesn't work on all pain.
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