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    I am supposed to meet with a rep who sells TENS units at my next pain mgt appt. Any one have any idea how much they cost? Does health insurance cover any of the cost?

  • #2
    Costs vary. My insurance paind for mine. I know if you buy them on the internet (a company I buy my tens supplies from) they are cheaper. Not sure how long they would last. Hope you have good luck with it.

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    • #3
      I called my insurance comapny ahead of time to check coverage mine covered 80% I paid 30.00 dollars. They cover so many pads a month. I suggest calling ahead and asking I also had to go through a distributor of theres for it to be covered. I had several to chose from one of which I already got my bladder instill supplies from
      Hope this helps
      Kelly
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      • #4
        I think they start around $600 or so.

        My ins is covering 80%.

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        • #5
          I'm getting one next week, its not for my bladder pain. Workmans Comp. is going to be paying for it.

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          • #6
            Tens unit prices can vary. It is actually cheaper than to rent one. I have bought one a couple of times a good one runs anyware from 70-100 dollars. You may need a script. I would get one at a medical supply comp as compared to the internet.

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            • #7
              I just got one about a year ago and you can get a good one with varying speeds, voltage and with pulses in addition to the regular pattern for about $100 or a little more. Mine cost that and it is pretty fancy and also is a 4 pad one so i can use 2 on my back and 2 in the front.
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              • #8
                Could someone please tell me where you attach the tens machine to treat IC. I just can't visually picture it.

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                • #9
                  I put 2 electodes on either side of my spine on my low back - way down low and the other 2 electrodes on either side of my bladder in the front.
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                  Interstim replacement June 2011
                  Meds: Pain meds, muscle relaxer, cystex, and marcaine bladder instills as needed.
                  Docs: Pain management doc, urologist, family practice

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                  • #10
                    I have an interferential unit that I got through my physical therapist when I had PFD therapy. It cost $2,000 but my insurance company paid 90% of it. The interferential unit gives deeper muscle penetration than the TENS. Mine is a unit from Rehabilicare. If you have questions, please feel free to pm me if you want to. Praying that you'll find just what you need. Blessings of peace and joy to you.
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                    • #11
                      The cost of TENS units varies a lot. We recently priced one at $150.

                      Donna
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                      • #12
                        hi

                        My husband was givin one when he was under the insurance companys doctors and they can run anywhere bettween 150.00 15.000 dollars, theres a website that i go to to order the electrodes for it , its: http://www.tensunits.com they sell everything you will need.

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                        • #13
                          Mine is through the company empi. My insurance paid 80%. The total cost was $900. I think I paid around $200 including pads. I got mine through my PT's office. Mine is also a 4 pad and has many levels to change to.

                          Kristin

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                          • #14
                            Hello My tens unit come from my pts office through a medcial supply place. Cost around 800, insurance covered it. Also my pt said to criss cross the pads over your pain area where ever that might be....
                            Dbays

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                            • #15
                              My PT also said to cross the pads around pain area..

                              so you would place pads at four points making an X. You do not want the pads from the same side on the same side as the Bbbzzzzzz!! Would be back and forth between them rather than back and forth across pain area.

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