Have any of you used electronic devices for pain control? TENS is pretty old technology now, EMS is hard to know how to use, and Alpha wave stimulation seems to be the latest. I'm interested in whatever may work, but I'm leaning towards the Alpha wave stuff, but leary as to whether it's worth the trips to the doctor or possible investment if I cna be taught to use it. Take Care, John
Gary was going to answer you last night but fell asleep. He has used the tens and liked it. But, it does nothing for his other back problems etc, so stopped. He has degenerative disk, degenerative arthritus of the spine. Straightening and 8 hurneated disks and stenosis. But, before that got worse he said it helped some. Good luck, Kim
When my herniated disk was acting up I had the shock treatment which I thought was ok, it helped for a day or so along with the heat packs they used at the same time. I really don't know if the untrasound treatments did any good because that was used at the beginning of the sessions before the shock and the heat. I also had the shock done with ice packs for my knee before I had surgery to relocate my tibia. If they don't turn up the current enough it doesn't really help either. My PT got used to turning up the juice for me, it felt very good.
I used my TENS quite a bit when I first started getting to the point where my pain was interfering with my job. I can't say it really helped. I still will try occasionally, I guess hoping for a miracle, but can't say too much positive for TENS. Haven't tried the others. Linda D