Electricity into my lower back

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I woke up this morning and my back is completely out. I have a major back injury, and for the most part, I’m okay. Sometimes however, things can get bad, and significantly impact my ability to do just any anything. 

Thankfully, Lizze is reviewing a portable tens unit and I’m currently zapping my lower back with jolts of electricity. That may sound bad, but OMG does it feel amazing. 

Hopefully, this will losen things up and allow me to walk today. 



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adriannecollee
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adriannecollee

Has your doctor ever prescribed PT for your back? I know you had an injury years ago, but that problem has been exacerbated over time by age and weight gain. A good friend of mine has degenerative disc disease, and weight management and exercise are just a way of life for him; same for my SO who has osteoarthritis in his spine. Extra weight and lack of activity are killers when it comes to any back, but especially one that has issues.

Rob Gorski
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Walking is the only thing that’s ever worked. I did physical therapy in the beginning, but it never helped. The way my injury physically happened, my nerves were supposed to reroute themselves and the pain go away. Unfortunately, that never happened. I was supposed to have surgery but didn’t. You’re right about the weight and inactivity. Walking is the only thing that’s ever helped. Most of the time I’m so used to the pain, I don’t notice it. Unfortunately, there are times where something happens and I become very, very aware of the pain. I haven’t felt this much pain… Read more »

Stacy
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Stacy

love love love my tens machine… it helps when nothing else does, including physio

mathewpenny648
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mathewpenny648

Me too!

kimmy gebhardt
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kimmy gebhardt

Has your doctor ever prescribed PT for your back? I know you had an injury years ago, but that problem has been exacerbated over time by age and weight gain. A good friend of mine has degenerative disc disease, and weight management and exercise are just a way of life for him; same for my SO who has osteoarthritis in his spine. Extra weight and lack of activity are killers when it comes to any back, but especially one that has issues.

Stacy
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Stacy

love love love my tens machine… it helps when nothing else does, including physio

BeckyW
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BeckyW

Me too!

BeckyW
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BeckyW

Rob, I love my TENS. And price-wise, you can always get replacements TENS units at MedicalProductsonline.org. The last couple or so I’ve gotten for under $35. When I got them from the doctor they were charging anywhere from $100 to $300. (Insurance helped but I still had a $100 out of pocket.)

Nice thing about TENS is you can even wear it as you go. I’ve had jobs where I worked all day and it was running under my clothes.

mathewpenny648
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mathewpenny648

Rob, I love my TENS. And price-wise, you can always get replacements TENS units at MedicalProductsonline.org. The last couple or so I’ve gotten for under $35. When I got them from the doctor they were charging anywhere from $100 to $300. (Insurance helped but I still had a $100 out of pocket.)

Nice thing about TENS is you can even wear it as you go. I’ve had jobs where I worked all day and it was running under my clothes.

Rob Gorski
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Awesome. I’m going to do a write up on this because we discovered Emmett loves the input from the TENS.