Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) devices
are used for the symptomatic relief and management of
chronic (long-term) intractable pain and as an adjunctive
treatment in the management of post-surgical and
post-traumatic acute pain problems.
TENS devices can affect the operation of demand-type cardiac
pacemakers. TENS is not recommended for patients with known
heart disease without a physician's evaluation of risk. Do
not stimulate over the eyes or carotid sinus nerves. Do not
apply TENS for 1. undiagnosed pain syndromes until etiology
is established, 2. electrode placement that causes current
to flow transcerebrally (through the head).
This device should be used only under the continued
supervision of a physician. TENS is ineffective for pain of
central origin, (i.e. appendicitis, hepatitis). TENS is of
no curative value; it is a symptomatic treatment which
suppresses pain sensation which would otherwise serve as a
protective mechanism on the outcome of the clinical process.
Safety of TENS devices for use during pregnancy or delivery
has not been established.
For external use only. Electronic equipment
such as EKG monitors and EKG alarms may not operate properly
when TENS is in use. The user must keep the device out of
the reach of children. Also, this device should not be used
over metal implants or sleep apnea monitors.
Avoid adjusting controls while operating machinery or
vehicles. Turn the stimulator off before applying or
removing electrodes. Long-term stimulation at the same
electrode site may cause skin irritation. Use only for the
specific pain problem prescribed by the physician.
Effectiveness is dependent upon patient selection.
How to Order
Possible allergic reaction to tape or gel. Possible skin
irritation or electrode burn under electrode.
Federal law (USA) now restricts this device to sale by or on the
order of a physician so licensed by the State. Please fax your prescription
to (888) 280-0299 or (858) 218-1321
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