TENS Unit for pain mgmt?

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    lisacraine
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    Hi Our neighbor is a chiropractor and he uses tens unit on me and it has helped. He brought me a portable unit to try and showed us how to use it. Try asking a chiropractor in your area to show you. Good luck. Lisa

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    marions
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    Q….I have not heard of the unit, but wanted to make sure that your post is acknowledged. You might want to repost your question periodically. Someone may be able to respond.
    Hugs and love,
    Marion

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    eriqneale
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    Has anyone used a TENS unit for pain management with their cancer? Have a lot of lower back and abdominal muscle pain from my body trying to overcompensate for the pain caused by my abdominal and rib age tumors. Ironically, though I’m on mscontin and msir for the cancer pain, those drugs do very little to help with the muscle pain, which I’m self-treating with Tylenol and Advil.

    Anyway, for my birthday, my mother bought me a small TENS unit and we’re still trying to figure out how to use it or if it will even be effective for helping with this muscular pain.

    Has anyone out there used one of these things to help with pain management? Any suggestions for use? We’ve googled this from one end of the Internet to the next and have yet to find a resource that’s human-readable for us non-medical types. And before I spend a lot of time trying to figure this out, I thought I’d see if anyone here had any experiences to share.

    Many thanks!

    -Q

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