Posted 4/24/2017 4:13 PM (GMT -6)
Sunny, I asked my pharmacy if they sell the replacement pads, before buying the unit. They do carry them. Check your pharmacy to see if they have the ones that go with your unit. They might be able to order them if it's not a regular item for them.
Alcie and Runchman, I have permanent ulnar nerve damage and probably won't be finding out how that responds with a t.e.n.s. unit! It wasn't a modality that was used by my physical therapist on the elbow. I've had stim used on both upper and lower back and both shoulders and that is why I'm hoping for relief from this home unit.
I've had epidural injections for sciatica type pain (different nerve) which have been very effective. The pain I'm using the t.e.n.s. for is not nerve pain related. It's a general burning/aching in the lumbar area.
I had asked my pain management doctor about t.e.n.s. when I first started treating with him. He tried to get me one paid for my Medicare but the company he used just wanted to sell me a back brace and was giving me a run around about a unit, so I finally just bought my own.
The less 'pain killers' I can use, the better for me in the long run. Heat, ice, massage, braces, t.e.n.s., rest, NSAIDS...whatever it takes to keep the prescription to a minimum for as long as possible.
multiple surgeries for rotator cuff both shoulders with residual chronic impingement syndrome, ulnar nerve transposition, carpal tunnel release, wrist ganglionectomies/denervectomies/tenolysis, multiple herniated discs, tarlov cyst, whiplash, bursitis of hips, tendonitis, torus, 3rd degree shoulder separation, torn labrum, ovarian cysts, fibroid tumors of the uterus