T.E.N.S. device ( low frequecy electric stimulator

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T.E.N.S. device ( low frequecy electric stimulator

Postby Mechanicallyinclined » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:36 pm

Is anyone familiar with T.E.N.S. devices. (Low frequency electric therapeutic massager) I tried one of these units and it seems to relieve some of my pain in my spastic muscles. Is this okay to use for MS? Anyone have thoughts?
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Postby questor » Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:14 pm

MechanicallyInclined, I have secondary progressive MS and have been using a TENS unit off and on since March 2010. It was given to me by a doctor who has been working with me to help me recover the use of my shoulder from atrophy in the trapezius and related muscles after stents were implanted in my IJVs in September 2009. I think your question relates primarily to the symptoms you are trying to treat, not to the question of MS. Your doctor is probably the best qualified to say whether there is any concern related to your MS. This layman (that's me) says there is probably no concern.

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Stent in left and right IJVs
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Postby Mechanicallyinclined » Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:12 pm

I talked to my doctor and a nurse today and they didn't seem to think there was a problem using this with my MS. I'm trying to address the pain from the spasticity. It seems to help
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