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    Can a Ten Unit be used when you have The interstim??
    My doctors is out of town I still having a back ache that want quit.
    I had the The ten unit for several years it has always helped but afraid of it with out asking some one.
    Life is what you Make It .By being kind to every one and all creatures your life will be more pleasant. Live your life for GOD and if it were the last day you were alive becausse it maybe.

  • #2
    Hope this reaches you soon. So sorry about your back pain. kissing

    When I had the interstim on just one side, I was able to use the TENS on the other. I just made sure that the electrodes were as far away from the implant as possible.

    You could probaby try it, gently. I would suggest that you talk to your doc about this, and/or contact Medtronic. However, I am not aware of anything against TENS on their website. I checked about 2 years ago, though.
    Good luck and hope this helps! hi
    Positive thoughts and prayers that new treatments for IC will reach all who struggle with this disease,



    • #3
      Hi Katherine,
      according to medtrionic the interstim should not be affected here is a link for you to view...

      'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'


      • #4
        When I asked my dr about using the tens unit while having the interstim he didn't miss a beat when he said, "NO" so please check it out first............
        Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow".


        • #5
          THanks for knowing Teri, I went and looked and it said it should not hurt, but having a good uro that is an ic specialist, I would go with the NO! hugs to you
          'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'