I use this unit for bulging disc neck and shoulder pain. I noticed after using in the morning and at bedtime for two days my pain was starting to ease. After a week I only used it at bedtime. Now after owning for 6 months I use this unit as needed on days when I overdo it. My doctor did warn me that overuse of the unit could cause more irritation and inflammation. If used as I did I think you will have great result with it.
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!