It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Fibromyalgia Message Board

TENS/EMS/Alpha Stim

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-18-2001, 06:36 PM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Barnhart, MO, USA
Posts: 14
jpetsch HB User
Post TENS/EMS/Alpha Stim

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

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 01-18-2001, 06:55 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: NJ
Posts: 164
Scoobs HB User

I went to a physical therapy center and was told the electric stim would be too much for
me to handle and that I should stick with the ultrasound treatments and hot packs etc.

~Luv Scoobs~
~Luv Scoobs~

Old 01-19-2001, 04:15 PM   #3
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 1,038
korken HB User
Thumbs up

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

Old 01-19-2001, 05:03 PM   #4
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: MI
Posts: 78
kattnap1 HB User

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.

Old 01-20-2001, 11:06 AM   #5
Linda D
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Elizabeth City,NC , USA
Posts: 110
Linda D HB User

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

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Help! Tens and triggerpoints... tiggertoo2174 Pain Management 4 03-24-2009 11:37 AM
TENS vs Alpha-Stim maxwell29 TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 0 07-21-2008 01:39 PM
Anyone use a home TENS unit? SpineAZ Pain Management 14 05-06-2008 09:52 AM
TENS unit veronicag123 Back Problems 1 09-12-2007 02:22 AM
Chronic Back Pain, need advice maggieloop Back Problems 5 08-02-2007 04:39 PM
Tens syrinx2112 Back Problems 4 06-06-2007 05:07 AM
About TENS Unit koc66 Back Problems 3 05-23-2007 04:04 PM
Alpha Stim SCS for pain cvella TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 2 05-20-2004 05:17 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:49 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!