Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation - Side Effects

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Who is a good candidate for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation?

Although this therapy isn't for everyone, individuals looking for a relatively inexpensive, well-tolerated treatment option with few side effects may find a TENS unit a good option to explore.

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Comment from: Robert roberts, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: March 22

After a fall a few months ago I went to a physiotherapist for help with hip pain. She fastened the TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) unit and said I could change the setting. I did. I possibly set it too high. I had no experience with this technology. Now I have what seems to be sciatica or a pinched nerve. I can't prove but I relate it to the use of TENS. Keep the settings low to avoid nerve damage is my advice if I ever use TENS again.

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Comment from: JACKIE, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 06

Yes, I have noticed my anxiety is acting up with the use of the TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) machine. I don't have pain but I suffer from leg spasms.

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