View Full Version : how do I get a TENS?
08-13-2004, 05:41 PM
This sounds like a harmless thing to try that might work! But how do you go about getting it? Do you rent or buy it? Does a doc have to write a script, and then do you have to find a physical therapist to show you how to use it? I KNOW my uro would have no idea. I am leaving for 5 days, so can't respond to any replies I get to this post till I return. Thanks!
08-13-2004, 05:59 PM
Usually a Doctor will write a script for it and if you are real lucky your Insurance will pay for it and all the leads and pads you will need for it in the future.
Here is the name of the Company that provided us with our TENS unit.
Char Lake Industrial Park
Clear Lake, South Dakota 57226
My sales person is Angela Schwan and is fabulous, she calls every month to see if I need anything and it is shipped and at my house the next day.
08-15-2004, 11:27 AM
My uro can write a script but she prefers that I get PT for PFD along with it. The PT will show me how to use it. Your insurance might pay for it or rent it for you.
I decided to get a portable nebulizer for my asthma when I was in high school. The insurance didn't want to pay for it until they knew that I'd really use it so they rented it for me for 2 months and I had to let them know how much I'd used it so that they'd know whether to buy it or now. Of course, they never got back to me and I just kept the thing, which has been VERY useful over the years.
08-15-2004, 12:40 PM
I used a TENS unit for awhile and I rented it from the hospital and then returned it. My insurance covered it.
08-16-2004, 04:59 AM
Just bought mine off of the internet for $69. You can get them cheaper.
08-19-2004, 12:37 PM
Thank you, everyone, for such informative answers! I will refer to them when/if I am ready to start the TENS process. I guess I also should have asked: what do you all think about this treatment? Is it effective?
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