A few days ago I blogged about my first trial of a tens machine, and thought I would just let you all know how I'm getting on, as I've found it really helpful.
I bought it to try and deal with the neck/shoulder spasm I was having. I got it from lloyds pharmacy online, so it was delivered to my door, and it wasn't much money. I chose the dual channel one, the cheaper models only have two electrodes, and I thought one that can use either 2 or 4 seemed more useful.
The hardest part about using it has been positioning the gel pads. As I wanted to treat my neck/shoulder, they have to go on the top part of your back, not easy to reach, but not a problem if there's someone else who can put them in place for you.
Then you just switch it on, and off you go. The unit is small and has a belt clip, so will fit in a pocket or on your waist. It's totally portable, so you can just get on with doing whatever you want to do. There are a number of preset programmes for 30 minutes, and you can repeat as often as you like. It's really easy to adjust the intensity, and I've now found out what happens when it's set too high - lol!! I won't do that again in a hurry!
It's great that you can use it on any part of your body. This morning I have been using it on my foot, where I have a damaged nerve. Not sure if it will help that, but it has helped my neck and shoulder far more than the painkiller / wheat bag combination that I was using before, without the constipation I get from the painkillers!
Hope you find this interesting
Have a good day, everyone.