1. How long will it take for my TENS to help my pain?
It takes a long time to realize the influences. Generally, you can use approximate from 20 to 30 minute in one time per day. Some people prefer to use 2 – 3 times depends on their need or level of pain. It has no problem if you use TENS all day to improve the effects because TENS is safe therapy for long term pain treatment.
2. How do I use my TENS?
Using a TENS is very simple way. You apply pads on surface of your body where you feel the pain. Turning TENS on and selecting mode and adjusting intensity. Depending on the level of pain for a certain day, you can adjust for different intensities. Please follow our directions and your doctor instructions on how to use your unit that his specific to your needs.
3. Is using TENS dangerous?
No, it isn’t. TENS therapy is researched and develop to reduce and relief pain. It is suggested as a safe treatment method which is believes by both users and doctors.
4. Are there side effects?
Definitely not, TENS therapy is very safe and have no any side effects. In addition, TENS therapy is applied without any drug during the treatment time like any normal other therapies. Almost pain-killer drug involve narcotics which trick your feeling about pain but not make it disappear. Some people use so many pain-killers in long term then becoming addict to them gradually.
5. Will using the TENS hurt or give me more pain?
Absolutely not, TENS therapy won’t give any pain or any negative impact on user’s body. First time using TENS, you will feel a bit of tingling sensation at all.
6. How long will electrodes or batteries last?
The average time that electrodes are good to use is up to 150 or for 5 monthly usages. You can estimate times to replace electrodes follow the tutorial. For batteries, depend on how often you use TENS, batteries can be lasted from 1 month to 4 months and they are easily replaced by others.
7. Will you accept my health insurance?
It depends on your type of insurance. We can accept your certain insurance companies but HMO’S or Medicare. You can call to customer service to ask more information.
8. Who should use a TENS units?
It depends on instructing of physicians, anyone who suffers pain from muscle or joint can use TENS for treatment. Some of most common pains that are treated by TENS are:
- Rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, cancer, bursitis
- Postoperative pain back pain, foot, knee, sciatica, sprains, carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, labor pain (not before nine months), and many other types of pain
Beside, there are some contraindications for those who belong to the following cases:
- Anyone using an implanted metallic or electronic device
- Pregnancy unless under doctors recommendations
- Has any form of malignancy,
- Various conditions where circulation is impaired.
- Persons having heart problems
- By someone with epilepsy
- Around the head
- With the electrodes placed on the neck near carotid
All in all, users should have a full body examination or asking your doctor before giving the decision to use TENS.
9. I have migraine headaches. What can I use to relieve my pain?
TENS have many settings that are design for headaches. We recommend using the Micro Current TENS unit which is designed for head pains. For migraine headaches, it is an excellent method to treat this disease.
10. Can TENS be used for pregnant women and during labor?
It can be if you follow doctor’s indication. With the development of science today, TENS is researched and developed for many special cases, pregnant women and during labor is one of them. However, there are some limitations and rules that you have to follow to ensure baby’s safety.
11. How does Interferential therapy differ from TENS?
Interferential therapy differs from TENS because it stimulate deep into the impacted tissue. Interferential therapy doesn’t use only one electric current like EMS or TENS, it use two electric current and creating the interference between two current to generate a specific current as a low frequency current, and applying it on user’s body to stimulate muscle and nerve system.
12. What other electrical devices use electric current on the body for treatment?
There are many other electrical devices use electric current which are designed for some particularly part in the body. We can mention some devices such as EMS using for muscle, Bio Feedback instruments using for sedation, Bone Growth Stimulators for bone treatment, Deep Brain Stimulators using for Parkinson’s disease and many other electrical device.
13. Things to consider before buying a TENS unit
- Programs and modes: How many modes or programs does the unit offer? Does the unit offer true TENS mode or also an Electronic Muscle Stimulation mode?
TENS has an average from 6 to 10 programs that users can easily select and adjust as they desired. Each program has different pulses and pulse widths which are designed suitable for each specific location on the user’s body such as the lower back, shoulders, legs, head or joints..etc… Additionally, users can adjust up or down the intensity of pulses to match the level of pain as well as accelerating the process of treatment. Users can use programs on relaxed muscle purposes and there is no limit on the time of usage. Depend on the designs TENS may to offer true TENS mode or also an EMS mode. Nowadays, most of the machines are equipped both true TENS mode and EMS mode to satisfy user’s needs
- Channels: Does the unit have independent intensity controls for each pair of pads (isolated)?
With the advancement of technology, some TENS brands have launched products use dual channels that can controlled independently intensities for each pair of pads. But the dual channel model has been yet popular as well as less approached to users. Many customers still know not so much about this machine. Presently, on the market there are only single-channel machines which can control electrodes simultaneously at the same time with same program and same intensity.
- How many alternatives are there for intensity levels in TENS units? Or can the unit be fully adjusted to suit the needs of the user.
As mentioned above, the advancement of technology have allowed manufacturers to develop strongly and design TENS machine modernly. There are many TENS device which can be fully adjusted set intensity level function has been launched, sold on the market and become to be favored by consumers. It can be adjusted the entire of the intensity level totally matching customer needs. Besides, there are many machines with number of set intensity level from 10 to 20. Although their features are limited, with 20 of set intensity levels they are still enough to satisfy consumers.
- Battery: Whether the unit is battery operated or if it can be charged with an external USB cable or plugs into the wall.
There are two way that to fill energy for TENS are: Using battery or charging with an external USB cable or plugs into the wall. On some brands, they are combine battery with USB cable or plugs or both to create convenience while you suddenly face to power cut in your house or on using time. You can buy more batteries at grocery or using automated charging machine to fill power for them.
Users can feel comfortable about the size of TENS. Most dimensions of TENS are designed small and handy. Users can hold device and select programs by one hand without any difficulties. TENS machine is very easy to bring. You can bring to the workplace and use immediately after working time, or you can use TEN while you are doing exercise. IT is not only convenient but also achieving good results.
Make sure that you buy the right product to be inherited a two-year warranty. The warranty includes a free repair service if your machine is broken or damaged. Also enjoy the exceptional customer service such as a TENS trade-ins or refund if the user buy a machine have problems.