I just wanted to share my rather amusing experience with my first TENS unit I had when I first injured my back in the late 90's, at that time I had a "big bag phone with a large battery pack" anyway while driving in the car, with the bag phone next to me, when it would ring it would cause the tens unit to shock the day-lights out of me, and when driving that is not a pleasant experience, then I found that in the hospital that I worked at, if I had a patient that had heart telemetry on, when the alarm went off on it, it would also shock the heck out of me. Need I say I quit using it after a couple of shocking experiences. They have since changed them allot, but I still have problems with the pads and the adhesive that they use to keep them on. I just don't use the TENs at all anymore!
Moderator Chronic Pain
After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!