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Are tens units effective for most people?

Are tens units effective for most people?

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 effectiveness for some types of pain such as pain in osteoarthritis, postoperative pain, and chronic musculoskeletal pain. It is more effective in chronic pain and sometimes aggravates the pain in acute injuries. ...Read more

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Dr. Colin Sanner
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Tens (Definition)

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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Is a tens unit effective for TMJ or migraines?

Is a tens unit effective for TMJ or migraines?

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 migraines and tmj. ...Read more

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How effective is a RF neurotomy for lower back pain treatment? Do most people get relief? What is the next step if it doesn't work?

How effective is a RF neurotomy for lower back pain treatment? Do most people get relief? What is the next step if it doesn't work?

RF Neurotomy: Hello. Are you scheduled to do this? If you had a great response to medial branch blocks (MBBs) (anesthetic placed by the nerves with > 50% relief), then your outcome with RF should be good. Those with ...Read more

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Are lemsips effective for colds?

Are lemsips effective for colds?

Lemsip: This is a cold and flu treatment that has a pain reliever and a decongestant. It will help with body aches, fever and nasal stuffiness primarily. So, it should help you with your cold. ...Read more

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What kind of workouts are aerobars effective for?

What kind of workouts are aerobars effective for?

Bicycling: Getting narrower and preferably and lower aerobars than your road position can save time and energy. ...Read more

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What is effective for anxiety?

What is effective for anxiety?

Anxiety: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be quite effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night ; good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Don't isolate - spend time with friends and stay active. ...Read more

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Is hypnotism really effective for smokers and overeaters?

Is hypnotism really effective for smokers and overeaters?

Yes: Hypnotism can be very useful for those problems. It is most likely to work if you are very motivated. Remember, hypnosis is a tool and how well it works also depends on the skill of the hypnotist. ...Read more

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How long does it take for treatment with tens units to start working?

TENS Time: Tens, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is a therapy used to "exhaust" nerves and deplete them of neurotransmitter to limit the transduction of nervous impulses, or pain. Depending on the location of the problem on the body, the electrode size, the impedence or resistance of the skin and deeper fatty tissues and voltage of the unit, the amount of relief can vary; adjust with caution. ...Read more

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What are the medications that are effective for cholycystitis and its pain?

What are the medications that are effective for cholycystitis and its pain?

Can be treated with: It can be medically treated, usually with antibiotics, but surgery is always a major issue and needs to be considered. Check with your doctor asap and see if a surgical referral is mandated! ...Read more