Topic: TENS Unit for pain mgmt?
Has anyone used a TENS unit for pain management with their cancer? Have a lot of lower back and abdominal muscle pain from my body trying to overcompensate for the pain caused by my abdominal and rib age tumors. Ironically, though I'm on mscontin and msir for the cancer pain, those drugs do very little to help with the muscle pain, which I'm self-treating with Tylenol and Advil.
Anyway, for my birthday, my mother bought me a small TENS unit and we're still trying to figure out how to use it or if it will even be effective for helping with this muscular pain.
Has anyone out there used one of these things to help with pain management? Any suggestions for use? We've googled this from one end of the Internet to the next and have yet to find a resource that's human-readable for us non-medical types. And before I spend a lot of time trying to figure this out, I thought I'd see if anyone here had any experiences to share.