I have been using a TENS unit I bought in a drugstore for a couple of months now for extreme lower back pain that began when I broke my spine several years ago. It is the only thing I have found that actually relieves my pain. Last weekend, I got a pretty bad migraine, and after reading a research study on migraines and TENS I decided to try the unit on the back of my neck, avoiding the spine, front, and side of neck (basically I placed the electrodes below the head on either side of the spine). I am dead serious when I say my migraine was gone in 30 min. Having found yet another use for electro-therapy, I decided to purchase this unit. I did a ton of research to find one that would allow me to use TENS, IF, and microcurrent. I really wanted to try microcurrent with ear clips, I wanted to try IF, and I wanted a device with electrode size options, a wall plug, and 2 channels. I have to tell you, I am very very pleased. I read some comments about how difficult this unit is to use. While it is not for the casual patient with limited knowledge of electro-therapy, if you have a good base knowledge of electricity, the goals of different electro-therapies, and/or the willingness/ability to do some research, this device might just be perfect for you. I can imagine without understanding how the different therapies work, this device would be very confusing. If you just want to try it, and don’t want to spend a lot of time learning and researching, you are probably better off with a simpler device. However, if you use these therapies like I do, in place of medication that you would otherwise require in order to function, this device truly has it all and is actually very user friendly and intuitive. Unfortunately I broke my foot and sprained my ankle 4 days ago, and I’m so glad I already had this on the way. I didn’t want to place it near my freshly broken bone without a doctors ok, so I asked my new orthopedist about it this morning, and he told me to go right ahead and use it. The result? Sweet, sweet relief. I am using the IF setting (please research proper electrode placement for this, as it requires a specific cross-cross patterns to work properly using the IF setting), and I am feeling so much relief. Just researching the benefits of these therapies I am totally blown away. I wish more people knew about this as an option, and as an alternative to opioids.
Reviewed by: Staci from Parker, CO.