Question: I’ve had TENS treatment administered to me many times during the last several years of physical therapy. It seems to be somewhat helpful, but generally uncomfortable. When my doctor suggests it now, I ask if I can’t receive trigger point massage therapy instead. At home I use a device called the Pulsar which is amazing. It also stops the pain/inflammation cycle, but by using a newly- discovered technology called InfraPulse (subsonic waves) which doesn’t “stop” the pain message travelling from the nerves to the brain, but instead sends another nerve message along the neural route. It’s definitely the quickest pain reliever I’ve used for my tendonitis and other RSI problem, and also increases blood flow to the area.
Ive had a prototype of the device since May. About a month ago, all my symptoms disappeared completely! It may be a temporary respite, but I’m still delighted. The Pulsar is brand-new, just becoming available for retail purchase. I’m extremely impressed with it, so I’ve convinced its inventor to sell it on the net. I’m working on the website right now and will post the URL when it’s ready to go. In the meantime, list members can email me if you’d like more information. I’ll send it out to you once the FAQ has been written.
Answer 1: The trouble is, during that temporary respite, you might be doing further harm. If being pain free allows you to go back to doing the things that caused the problem in the first place, it’s not necessarily a good idea. Sometimes chronic pain can’t be resolved and just has to be lived with. When it gets to that stage, there is no doubt that TENS units and similar things can be a lot of help. And even before that stage, sometimes the relief from pain can give the muscles a chance to come out of spasm so that treatment can start. But in most cases it’s far better to address the cause of the problem, rather than just deceiving the brain into thinking it’s not there. NHS physiotherapy departments have TENS units. For anyone who is wondering whether it’s a good idea, I’d say the first step would be to ask your GP to refer you to a physiotherapist, and then ask the the physio about it. Don’t just go buy your own and then use it at home without medical supervision. You could do yourself damage.
Answer 2: I’ve recently rented TENS. I use it every day after a hot water session. It’s being very useful for my tendonitis. Before I rented, I took all the regulations of how to use it and if it’s proper to me…
Answer 3: I’m glad it’s helping you. I didn’t mean to sound dogmatic about it. I just think there’s a risk of doing further damage, which people need to bear in mind. I’d be interested to hear who you rented it from, and what sort of information they provided?
Answer 4: About TENS: I rented it at my clinic where I take physical therapy. By the way, it’s one of the best of my country. It is an association of international rehabilitation where I’m getting goods results until now. I took all information about time in use, (+-20 min. depending on the problem), level: you should provide a comfortable one, neither too high nor too low. I usually use level 2, or how often do I use it: until three times per day depending on the pain. You can use with gel or anti inflammatory pomade. I began with gel, but now I use a pomade. My machine is small, a portable one and gives you more flexibility to even do gentle stretching as you use it. Hope this help you.