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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience in Podiatry
TENS: Is an acronym standing for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. We've found that by over-stimulating certain nerves, it "short circuits" the ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience in Rheumatology
No: If a T.E.N.S. unit is giving you relief there is no harm done to you in using it for a long time. Compared to many other things it is very safe.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Price: T.E.N.S units vary considerably in price. If you are using it only for yourself you do not need to purchase a heavy duty clinic type unit. You may n ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
34 years experience in General Practice
Check here: This may work: http://www.Tenssystem.Com.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Spinks
21 years experience in Neurosurgery
May help pain: The tens device may help with pain after spinal fusion, but it will not affect the healing process. Talk to your surgeon if you think tens might help ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
Yes: It is a noninvasive non medication based way to treat the pain.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Anzalone
67 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pain Management Unit: "tens" is the acronym for transcputaneous electrical nerve stimulation. A "tens unit" is a pocket size, portable, battery-operated device that sends e ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
31 years experience in Neurosurgery
Yes: Maybe. Tens probably improve local blood flow which promotes healing.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. BUSHRA AZIZ
22 years experience in Psychiatry
See below: Appearence, cooperative, eye contact, speech, language, sensorium, thought disorder, perceptual disorder, suicidal and homocidal ideation, mood and it ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
14 years experience in Clinical Psychology
See below: If you're sick, you end up spending money on doctors, meds, and home and/or hospital stay. If you're healthy, you can work to multiply your wealth. H ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
TENS : Yes definitely in well selected patients. There is always a trial period where you really get to know if it helps.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
43 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Tens may decrease pain, particularly that associated with muscle, ligament and nerve mediated pain (as opposed to that originating from bone).
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience in Family Medicine
Cavities: The single most prevalent childhood disease is dental caries, i.e. Cavities.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
TENS: Consider using over soft tissues.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience in Hand Surgery
Yes: Usually temporary however.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
COLD IS SELF LIMITED: Common cold gets better by itself, and one may use decongestants for symptom relief. Keep hugrated to keep secretions thin, keep the drainage to prev ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: TNS units use micro electric current to block,pain because you have the option of changing output, skin could be burned or damaged by high output. Pa ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dell Goodrick
31 years experience in Dentistry
Can be: Many patients, but not all, find relief with the use of a tens unit. However, finding the underlying cause is more important in relieving recurring mi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
53 years experience in Geriatrics
American Geriatrics: There are several reliable informationsources among which are the american geriatrics society, alziehmers association & the departmentof geriatrics i ... Read More
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Galperin
31 years experience in Pain Management
Tens unit: They will not help, only time will help the recovery.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It help a lot: An MRI study on the effects of neck traction was performed in 2008, 35 of 36 subjects. During traction subarachnoid protrusions were reduced in 25 of ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
19 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Should be safe: The electrical stimulation from a TENS unit should not affect the heart rhythm, if TENS unit is used on the lower back, or further from the heart.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Larson
33 years experience in Hepatology
Yes: This will not harm the liver.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Paralysis patients: If i'm understanding the question, that's a treatment for individuals either partially or completely paralyzed below the waist, used to maintain muscl ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Dukelow
30 years experience in Podiatry
Treats symptoms: A tens unit is used to treat pain. It does not enhance the actually heal the condition. There are other modalities of physical therapy that actuall ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Tens: You probably irritated the skin but did no harm to the muscle.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
38 years experience in Pain Management
Lots of options: There are a lot of different tens machines on the market and each manufacturer will tell you why their machine is better than all the rest. I have bee ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Be VERY careful: Most of the outfits offering "heavy metal testing" are scams, charging outrageous prices for"tests" intended to get you to buy their nutritional suppl ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
No, but must dx & rx: Whipples disease is a very rare condition, often found in middle age men, that is also called lipodystrophy. It a bacterial-caused disease that leads ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience in General Practice
If surgery ,physical: thearpy , oral pain medications , epidural injections fails to give you a relief the next step would be spinal stimulation implant.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Tens units "confuse" the brain in the perception of pain signals. Tens may or may not be helpful for many pain conditions but not for any particular ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
It depends.: It depends on the course of disease, acute vs chronic, the level of pain tolerance, severity, and the cause. Some meta-analyses had confirmed the effe ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Siranush Cholakian
33 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Yes: I advise you try it for that.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Limited: As a surgeon, i don't use tens units for TMJ treatment. Those with the greatest experience would be dentists who specialize in management of TMJ probl ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes.: It can improve muscle and nerve function, and improve circulation to the area. A damaged area of tissue will have altered voltage on the surface of th ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Depends: When hypnosis works, it can be long lasting and for others it is the beginning of the changes and needs further work. The positive work that has happ ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
19 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
It depends: Electric stimulation has been used for over 100 years. These days you have units that use either milliamps or microamps. There are now very sophisti ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
27 years experience in Neurosurgery
Very different: A tens unit is used for musculoskeletal pain and is external to the body. A scs is primarily used for severe, and chronic pain from nerve injuries. ... Read More
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A 73-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Mostly pros: Immunizarions are safe, effective and have minimal real side effects. The diseases they prevent can be deadly.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Several: Prematurity, bleeding, risk of c-section are probably the top few.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Yes, normal: The spacers have started moving your teeth. As the teeth start to move, the bone begins to remodel and becomes inflamed. The pain can certainly travel ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience in General Surgery
3rd testicle: Your surgeon will want to know about this third testicle/post surgery lump. Please call in for routine post operative appointment. It is most likely a ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience in Anesthesiology
Should be fine to do: That. Hope it helps.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends: You will not know for sure unless it is examined and x-rayed. However, the elbow & certain bones of the elbow are very unforgiving for a fracture and ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not likely : No.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
28 years experience in Anesthesiology
Varies: Tens (transcutaneous electrical stimulation) is a non-invasive modality to decrease pain perception in many body areas. The concept is similar to whe ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
23 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: Dental crowns are routinely replaced for a number of reasons. Some of the reasons on replacing a crown include recurrent decay, porcelain fracture, c ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jordan Fersel
36 years experience in Pain Management
Depends: I think it depends on how often you use it, but no longer than 5 years.
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