Re: Recommendation for TENS unit
hey lulu,mine is an empi too.i have had some really good luck with using it on my RSD knee,it doesn't do too much for the nasty burning but it does help alot when the hidious deep bone ache i have in the head of the femur goes totally insane.
I do think that the best way to go about actually obtaining one would be thru your docs referral to a therpy place.thats what my PM did.she sent me to their PT unit where I met with the PT and she did a really in depth physical eval of all of my motor functions and watched me walk and all that good stuff.they will also show you the best possible spots to place those electrodes which is really the key in getting the best possible relief and benefit from the unit.they can also answer any of your questions.i can also cll her at anytime if i have any more questions about anything having to do with trying some new configuration or something.
also the customer service people at the vendor co (mine is EMPI) are very helpful too.mine used to call me every month to see if i still needed to rent it(you usually will start out this way and after a specific period of time,you will be asked if you still need it and want to purchase it,i definitely did)or if I needed new electrodes or anything.
but renting this first is usually the best way to try it since you really have no clue(unless you have actually tried it from somewhere else?)whether or not it will even work for you.why fork out all that money for something that may not even work for you,ya know?this gives you the chance to at least see how it works for your pain.
but i would speak with your doc or pain clinic and go from there,that really IS by far the best way to get one, along with all of the very important info you will need from the PT person who goes over it with you.good luck,I hope it works well for you.Marcia
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