... My understanding of the TENS is that if you use it too long in one place, it will simply lose its effectiveness. ... (11 replies)
... that it should never be used to enable me to do things that I know I really shouldn't do. She warned me never to overdo it just because I know I can crank up my tens unit. Overuse can cause it to lose its effectiveness. I don't use it for longer than 30 minutes at a time and no more than twice a day. ... (11 replies)
... OK, I'll repeat what others have said. Definitely get instruction from a PT or doc on how to use it, how long, where, etc.. There are some dangers, not only from overuse, but from putting pads in the wrong place (chest, neck, etc.). Used correctly, TENS can be a big help to some people--it has been for me.
Good luck with it!
Standingman (10 replies)
... Yes, you can overuse a TENS unit. ... (10 replies)
... On a more holistic front some chiropractors are up on new accupuncture and adjustments for pain relief and some degree of realignment of the spine. Some offer TENS units that use electrical impulses to "numb" the nerves be very careful as overuse can actually cause permanent nerve damage, so Ive been told. Good luck. ... (26 replies)