Medisana tens back pain relief system

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11473749 tn?1437899164 I'm definitely going to be using my tens machine for the first stage of Labour, already got that packed but can't decide with pain relife to use after if pain gets unbearable. Which pain relief will you be using/having and why?
Avatar f tn Hi Mamas! I just can't make my mind up about what pain relief method to go for in labour. What methods did you go for and what was your experience? Epidural, gas, injection,...would you choose the same method again? Why/ why not? Thank you!
790421 tn?1341230131 i'm currentlygoing through chronic back pain ,had a lumbar laminectomy a year ago,and a spinal fusion in a month ,the problem is my insurance doen't cover any pain relief in meds ,so is there any natural remedies i can try to help relieve some of this pain i use ice and heat ,it helps a little but to no avail.any advice would be helpful........
Avatar n tn There is no magic bananna for sciatica. Some people derive relief from capsaican creams. Ocasionally DSMO cream is recommended, however this can be very dangerous, and is not an approved medical procedure. Your dad needs a TENS device, a supply of pads, an extra battery, and instruction in it's use and settings by a health care professional.
Avatar f tn s a machine that you can use to alleviate pain during labor. Pretty much you have these four sticky patches that you place onto your back and it sends a small electrical current to your muscles and when you get a contraction you press the button and it stimulates the muscles. Instead of pain messages you feel like pins and needles tingling. It's the non invasive pain relief that does not affect baby or any monitoring you may need.
11473749 tn?1437899164 I've had lower back pain all morning for 5 hours & it's not going away like it usually does. I'm due tomorrow so wondering or hoping more like that this is the beginning of Labour. I've got my tens machine out and it's helping take away this dull pain. Anyone else planning on using a tens machine or have had any experience with one, how was it for you? A lot of women don't know about it it's a shame because its a really good form of pain relief in my opinion..
Avatar f tn As many of you know I had a series of 3 ESI's a little over a month ago. They worked great for about two weeks and then my pain started to creep back in. I saw my PM last Tuesday and told her about it and she just prescribed me more anti-inflammatory medicine (mobic) which does not make any bit of difference and I've told her this but for whatever reason she wants me to keep taking it. Possibly to see how long it takes before I get an ulcer!
Avatar f tn I have PAD as well as pain in legs from fibromyalgia. Would a TENS unit be safe and probably helpful for my leg pain (especially calves)?
Avatar f tn I got a response from someone on the Pain Management forum regarding this. Here is what one user had to say about their own experience with the Alpha Stim: "You are correct that the Alpha-Stim is very similar to the TENS Unit. My husband lived on the TENS Unit before he lost his battle with Dioabetes in 1997. It literally allowed him to work 4 years longer than he otherwise would have been able to. The Alpha-Stim has 3 different models, from what I can tell.
1184961 tn?1292574076 I forgot all about tens units. I had one years ago for my hip but it didn't work so I had to give it back to the phys. ther. dept. I should see if my Dr.would refer me back to phys. ther. for my back to see about trying one for it. It's worth a shot. Anything better than more drugs or surgery. Thanks for jogging my memory. I'll call in the AM to make an appt.
11473749 tn?1437899164 I've had lower back pain all morning for 5 hours & it's not going away like it usually does. I'm due tomorrow so wondering or hoping more like that this is the beginning of Labour. I've got my tens machine out and it's helping take away this dull pain. Anyone else planning on using a tens machine or have had any experience with one, how was it for you? A lot of women don't know about it it's a shame because its a really good form of pain relief in my opinion..
1306714 tn?1327257080 Glad u got the tens unit and that u felt some relief with the first session....hope and pray this is an answer for u.
Avatar m tn I do stretching exercises several times per day, am still working full time and try to maintain an active lifestyle. The pain radiates down my back and into my knees. The muscles are always very tight, actually hard as a rock. Stretching, massages with topical anesthetics gives no relief. I have been to the pain clinic and they are unable to do injections as the area is too large. I am at a loss as to what to do next. My funds are very limited and I do not have medical insurance.
Avatar f tn I just got a tens unit fitted to treat lower back pain, sciatic leg and foot pain. I fractured my back and have had 2 surgeries and am NOT a good candidate for fusion as they would have to fuse the entire L region limiting my movements to an extreme and then it might not even help. I have been taking Soma, Vicodin, tramadol, Celebrex, Advil, etc.
549511 tn?1271775930 I have a TENS machine which helps,now my doctor wants me to go to a pain management clinic.Has anyone here been to one and is that a drug free deal? Or is it something else ?
Avatar n tn Does anyone out there have such an excruciating pain in your back and all you get is someone telling you that you need to get off the pain medicine? I live everyday of my life in pain and worse pain. I take 80 mil of oxycontine a day and everyday it works less and less due to body getting used to the medicine. Every month I have to go on a search and seizure mission to try to find my medication because they think I am a drug addict.
11473749 tn?1437899164 I've had 3 babies. First one had epidural and gas&air such didn't recall of help with pain relief. 2nd just gas &air. 3rd I used a tens machine gas&air and let me tell you it took nearly all the pain of labour away! I'm now pregnant with my 4th and not that worried about labour because I now know about the tens machine. Has anyone else used one and did they work for you? Which brand would you recommend?
8466308 tn?1407955973 In UK gas and air is used as a form of pain relief.. but on here the other day I saw someone from the USA ask what that was.. do you guys get offered it in the country your in? Its all im planning on using! (Hopefully haha ftm here!) Just being curious :) Have a good evening mummas!
Avatar f tn I have always had mild back pain that my doctor has helped me manage with tramadol and a TENS unit as needed. I havent had to much pain since i got pregnent so ive just dealt with the mild uncomfort. However today the pain is almost debilitating. Now i know that the tramadol is out of the question with pregnancy, but i was wondering if anyone knows if the TENS unit is safe to use?
Avatar m tn I would recommend getting into see a chiro ASAP, usually the types of issues your having can be treated in a reasonable time frame so you can get off those pain killers!! Its concerning to me because it semes like our health care system has failed you so far by sending you directly to an M.D. who gave you some pretty serious opioids. I understand there probably necessary with the pain but prolonged use of drugs like that is definitely not good for your overall health!!
6068453 tn?1380396210 The best thing for you to do is talk with your OB and if he doesn't answer all your questions/concerns about the different methods of anesthesia available I'm sure you could set up a meeting with someone from anesthesia at the hospital your delivering at. They of course should have a much better explanation and assessment of what anesthesia is best for you. Ladies have natural child birth all the time. Hopefully the tens unit help you through. They do work for some people.
Avatar f tn But its the pain in my chest i wanted to know about it was my doctor who prescribed the Amitriptyline tablets he said they where used years ago to treat depression but would do the same job for my pain and he said it sounds like i have damaged nerves in my chest they did take away the soreness but its comin back again i have it now about 7 months he also called it Neuropathic pain its like a burning ,stabbing ,aching pain very uncomfortable its even a worse pain tht the frozen shoulder please
Avatar f tn Conderdicting myself.. I have a tense machine to help relive back pain.. im 31 weeks prego and have horrible hip/back pain.. has anyone used one during pregnancy?
1318483 tn?1318347182 s a roll of the dice. Some patients swear by then and achieved total pain relief, others partial relief and some no relief at all. It does take some adjusting to get just the right placement of electrodes as not everyone's body is built like the anatomy textbook. Adjustments also need to be made on the amount of stimulation so that you avoid the skin crawling sensation or other uncomfortable side effects. Sumana said she was required to buy her unit.