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Mon Feb 16, 2015, 04:01 PM

Anyone using a Tens machine?

I need a hip replacement and in the meantime I'm using hydrocodone, lidocaine patches, massage and pot edibles to help control the pain. Would a Tens machine increase relief?

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Reply Anyone using a Tens machine? (Original post)
beveeheart Feb 2015 OP
Dont call me Shirley Feb 2015 #1
beveeheart Feb 2015 #2
Dont call me Shirley Feb 2015 #3
beveeheart Feb 2015 #4
onecaliberal Feb 2015 #5
postulater Feb 2015 #6
GeorgeGist Feb 2015 #7
COLGATE4 Feb 2015 #8

Response to beveeheart (Original post)

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 04:05 PM

1. In my experience...

It helped to lessen the inflamation a lot. But it didn't lessen my pain to a large degree. I had to have surgery to stop that.

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 04:10 PM

2. Surgery is in my future, but not for several months

unless I can get bumped up on the surgery schedule. Glad your pain has stopped.

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Response to beveeheart (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 04:19 PM

3. I had a...

Full iliac bypass, not much blood supply was getting to my legs. I assume yours is a hip joint issue? Tens may help that much more than my condition. I thought I had a bad hip, but it really was claudication.

Good luck and speedy healing! Let us all know how it goes.

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 04:38 PM

4. Thanks DCM Shirley.

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Response to beveeheart (Original post)

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 04:46 PM

5. My daughter uses it for a bulging disc on her low back

It helps significantly. Surgery is in her future but the tens unit helps.

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Response to beveeheart (Original post)

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 04:56 PM

6. Over the weekend a woman I know went to the ER. They found an 8cm ovarian cyst and twisted Fallopian

tube.

After she had the surgery for that, the hip she was scheduled to have repaired in April stopped hurting. No more surgery, that wasn't the problem after all, the pain was referred from her ovary/tube.

Second opinions are sometimes in order.

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Response to beveeheart (Original post)

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 06:33 PM

7. I used it following spinal fusion surgery ...

it brought some relief beyond hydrocodone.

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Response to beveeheart (Original post)

Tue Feb 17, 2015, 12:26 AM

8. I tried using one for a compression fracture in

a lower (L-5) vertebra. Didn't do much.

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