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FAQ

1. How dose a TENS/EMS work?

2. How long will it take for my TENS to help my pain?

3. How do I use my TENS?

4. Is using a TENS dangerous?

5. Are There side effects?

6. Will using a TENS/EMS hurt.

7. How long will electrodes or batteries last?

8. Will you accept my health insurance?

9. will you accept Medicare or Medicaid?

 

1. How does a TENS work?

T.E.N.S. is an acronym for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. With the development of modern medicine doctors and scientists have perfected the use of electric pulses to treat and eliminate pain. TENS units use electro frequency at about 80 to 90 MegaHertz. According to doctors and medical professionals the TENS device is the most highly effective treatments for pain relief. A TENS unit is a device that transmits small square electrical pulses to the electrodes, which transmit this electrical pulse to the underlying nerves.

The fundamental components of a TENS unit are the electrodes, a highly advanced computer chip, and an electrical battery source. The small amount of electricity is transmitted through the computer component then to the electrodes, which transmits the electrical waveform to the underlying nerves. The user can personalize the pulse frequency, which is the strength of the electrical current given to the electrode. The strength of electric current is measured in megahertz. The user can also adjust how long each pulse width is. This pulsation effect gives a cycle of higher and lower electric wavelengths. This measurement between the wavelengths is measured in time by microseconds.

The strength of the pulse and the width on duration of that pulse are the two main adjustments found on TENS units. Two more features that you can get on a TENS unit are settings for a burst mode and a modulation mode. A burst mode changes the time and duration of the pulse and makes a series of seven quick pulses followed by a rest. This cycle repeats itself two times every second. The modulation mode changes the time and duration of the pulse with but uses a combination of burst and the continuous features that were preset, (pulse strength and with). This setting is often used for long-term users to confuse the pain receptors in the brain so that it cannot learn to ignore these pain-relieving frequencies.

2. How long will it take for my TENS to help my pain?

It takes approximately 30 minutes or less to feel the effects. Some people Prefer to use their TENS all day or for several hour at a time. Our TENS units with an automatic timer can be used to help you go to sleep. Every individual has different needs. If you have two different areas of pain you may use two sets of electrodes (each have four pads) so that your TENS can treat your pain simultaneously.

3. How do I use my TENS?

We include directions with your Tens Unit. Using a TENS is very easy. It is portable and may be clipped to a belt, shirt pocket, bra or other clothing. Depending on the level of pain for a certain day the Tens Device may be adjusted for different intensities.

4. Is using a TENS dangerous?

Absolutely not. Our TENS are FDA (Food & Drug Administration) approved and are completely safe to use when used properly. The only area of restriction for using a TENS is that it should never be used on your head or face area or if you have a pacemaker.

5. Are there side effects?

Definitely not. Unlike prescription or over the counter drugs, TENS are side effect free when used as directed from your medical professional. Most Pain Control medicines are narcotics, which are highly addictive especially if used for a substantial amount of time. Many people who suffer from long-term pain and are taking pain control medicines have developed a dependence on these narcotic medicines. That is one of the many reasons why people use TENS instead of narcotic medicines. By using our state of the art TENS, you may continue to lead a more active, less painful lifestyle.

6. Will using a TENS hurt or give me more pain?

Absolutely not. If our Tens Units are used as directed your pain may be reduced. You will feel a tiny tingling sensation which is a minor to no discomfort at all. This is because it has a high frequency, which means the stimulation is approximately one hundred times per second. Using our Tens your pain should be lessened or disappear.

7. How long will electrodes or batteries last?

The rechargeable lithium-ion battery can last as long as 10 hours of continuous use. We use the best electrodes on the market and they can last as long as 100 treatment sessions. 

8. Will you accept my health insurance?

We accept certain health insurance companies. We do not accept HMO’S or Medicare. 

9. Will you accept Medicare or Medicaid?

No. Medicare will only pay for a rental tens unit. So do to medicare's strict rules and regulations regarding payment for Tens Units we can not accept payment by medicare.

People who should not use TENS:

  • Persons using a CARDIAC PACEMAKER
  • Pregnancy unless under doctors recommendations
  • Has any form of malignancy,
  • Various conditions where circulation is impaired.
  • Persons with a heart condition.
  • By someone with epilepsy
  • Around the head

If you have tried conventional methods and they have not given you pain relief then using our TENS UNITS may give you effective pain relief.

 

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