PistachioIceCream

227d

First time posting! Any advice on whether it's worth buying a tens unit for my chronic back and shoulder pain (due to long covid)? I currently use heat-packs and over-the-counter pain killers but there's very little relief.

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    • Squanky

      210d

      TENS took the edge off for me when I had sciatica. It doesn't feel pleasant but did help. I had a cheap unit which seemed to work.

    • Lilyfish

      220d

      Yes! TENS units are great. If you can't get one through Insurance you can try Walgreens theres is good and I have even had a couple through Wish.. take note of the type of sticky pads prod or button style when you go for refills. Also my dog super loves to seek and destroy them so you make have a similar experience. The ones at Physical Therepy are way more poweflrful than what you can get at home but the home ones can clinch your fist if ypu get a good one. TY for inspiring me. I am getting a new one now!

    • Norgirl

      212d

      Tens unit for that ok but I think a deep therapeutic massage would help.

    • Squanky

      210d

      TENS took the edge off for me when I had sciatica. It doesn't feel pleasant but did help. I had a cheap unit which seemed to work.

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