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Posted on Thu, 27 Jul 2017 in Lupus
Question: I have 2 bulging lumbar disks. i get shots in my si joints every 6 months. i have ehlers danlos. i tried my dads tens unit on my lower back. is there a durable rechargeable type of unit you would suggest
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Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
I would prefer hot packs then tens.

Detailed Answer:
Hi , I am Dr Gopal Goel, Orthopedic Surgeon.
In my clinical practice , I lay more stress on Exercises + medications( Short term only ) To treat patients of Disc bulge. Tens may give you temporary relief , but better relief would come from use of hot packs- many variations are available.
As far as TENS is concerned , You will have to see local pharmacist if any re chargeable model is available.
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Is there another specialty I should ask?
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Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Best would be local dealer or e commerce sites.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
This question ,about choice of TENS,can best be answered by local dealer of medical equipment or e commerce sites.If you want can, try XXXXXXX thanx for the question, PL feel free to ask any further question.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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