Pain.... T.E.N.S device

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Pain.... T.E.N.S device

Postby Mechanicallyinclined » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:02 pm

Is anyone familiar with T.E.N.S devices? The are low electric frequency devices to relieve pain and stimulate muscles. I tried one and it seems to help with the pain. My question.... are these things okay to use for PWMS?Any thoughts?
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Postby sou » Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:29 am

TENS send electrical pulses to the muscles. High frequency (90-120 Hz) relax the muscles, low frequency (2-10 Hz) make them contract. I use such a device and it really helps with back and other muscular pains. it is a natural painkiller that acts on the cause and not the symptom. AFAIK, they are perfectly safe if used as instructed.
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Postby Mechanicallyinclined » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:04 am

Thanks Sou
I've just started using it and it does seem to help. I just wasn't sure on the safety aspect of this as it pertains to MS. I appreciate your response.
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