I have sciatica (lower back and hips) and if you've experienced the excruciating pain that goes with sciatica you know you search high and low for relief from the unforgiving pain. I've been through physical therapy (helped for 4 months), shots, and a slew of pills from anti-inflammatory to various pain meds. Insurance these days sucks. Phys therapy included use of a TENS machine so when I found this unit, I was so happy and full of hope. I have been suffering for the past 6 weeks, trips to the ER and a morphine shot that did nothing to relieve the pain. This machine is worth every penny and then some. Easy to use, easy to take with you, you become your own physical therapist and save the hundreds of dollars a physical therapist (session) costs. Highly recommend. I use on my lower back, along with my knee (which swells from spasms and poor circulation). Don't hesitate, help yourself to pain relief now.
I wonder why I waited so long for this product. I was in physical therapy a few years back. Had this done in the Doctor's office. They suggested I try one of these Tens Machine. I just put off buying one. Best thing I ever did. Works wonders.
I initially bought the IcyHot unit I saw on TV. That unit ate a battery in 3 days. The controls were not user friendly. I looked online for a unit that could either plug in or use batteries. InTENSity is just that! It has multiple settings and comes with 4 electrodes. What that meant to me was that I could use on both legs at the same time. I have severe muscle spasms and this unit stops them as soon as I feel them coming on. The display is very user friendly and the settings are very easy. I use this daily and I am still on the initial 9V. I like the plug in option also. Well worth your investment!
It is more powerful than other TENS units. Also that it plugs in so don't run through batteries so quickly. Only negatives is that when running on batteries, and you plug in the unit, it turns it off. Other negative is that you can't disable the beeping as you increase or decrease the levels.
My poor husband was in agony from sciatica pain and a friend lent him his TENS unit. It seemed to give him some relief so I did my homework and ordered this one. The unit arrive in a timely manner, is very sturdy and easy to operate and comes complete with it's own carrying case. Within a few days my husband noticed an improvement in his pain levels and has achieved an improved level of mobility. We found it worth every penny and I can certainly recommend it!
good little machine for a very good price . I would highly recommend it .
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? good
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The only thing I would recommend would be to replace the battery contacts with a 9 volt lead w/snaps to fasten the 9 volt battery in. I've had to replace in our original one, as the case/contacts widened and didn't make contact after awhile in use. Otherwise, it is a great unit! Retired Electronics Tech, J** K
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Very helpful and accurate.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Beeter than most I've read!
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. It really serves the purpose for which it was mace.
This is a great product. It is a bit bulky compared to expensive units but is good. I like the plug in option as to not drain batteries. It seems to help my husbands headaches if he can get to it early enough. Make sure you get the pads a little wet to store them and they will last longer.
My husband has a lot of aches and pains..and this machine is like winning the lotto! He uses it nightly and wakes up good to go for work! The patches still stick..been 3weeks!! I got my coworker one also..GREAT GREAT GREAT purchase ever!!! Thanks!! ;)
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? its better in person
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I received this product from the chiropractor's office to treat a back injury. It works just like their large units. The 10 pre-programmed settings are perfect for almost anyone. You can basically turn this device on and use it immediately. You also have the option of making it portable by using a 9V battery or just using the power cord. This product costs the same as one visit to the chiropractor and relieves pain too! I also purchased the Intensity Slim Twin III. It has no pre-programmed settings, and it is not user friendly at all. The instructions are very vague. I will be returning the Slim Twin III and purchasing Intensity 10.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? It works exactly as shown.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Excellent. This is much more easy to use than the other TENS units
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. High quality