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  • What TENS Unit to buy?

    I just rented a TENS unit from my physical therapist for PFD and Urgency (without leakage) and I'm thinking of purchasing a unit for myself but I'd like input as far as which unit to purchase.

    I know there was already a post about this but since it's a couple years old, I'm thinking there might be newer/better ones by now? Someone mentioned in the old thread that their unit cost $800, but when looking online the price seems to range from $40-$200. Are the ones I'm seeing online a different quality from the one I rented from my PT? The one I'm using right now is an R-Stim II by American Imex. I found their website but I can't find ones by that brand for sale anywhere. Do some units require a prescription, if so what is the difference between those units and the ones you can purchase online?

    Do people ever have luck with their insurance company covering the purchase of a TENS unit?

  • #2
    Insurance didn't cover mine, but some years ago when I rented one, they paid for the rental. I don't know why --- it would have been less expensive to buy the unit. They come in many price ranges; mine was something like $150 and it works fine --- and it's several years old. They do require a physician's order and most medical supply places will not sell one without it. I wouldn't purchase from anyone who doesn't because that tells me they are not completely above board. The name on mine says "Perfect TENS."

    Donna
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    • #3
      That's really good to know. I didn't realize the ones sold online were different. My insurance didn't cover the rental, I have no idea if it would cover purchasing one. It's $75 a week so I definitely can't afford to keep renting it. I'll ask my PT on Wednesday how much it would be to purchase one.

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      • #4
        My doc explained to me why tens works. Made perfect sense. When you hit your head what is the first thing you do? You rub your head. That's what a tens unit does. It rubs the area. Apparently your body has a hard time processing both pain and sense of touch. Secondary I happen to think it helps break your nerves from a constant pain cycle. Gets them beating correctly.
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        • #5
          Where can I buy tens??? any webside to look into it?

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          • #6
            I bought mine from a local medical supply store. There are so many different prices online that I couldn't decide. The local store was able to answer my questions; plus I prefer to purchase locally if I can.

            Donna
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            Have you checked the ICN Shop?
            Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

            Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

            Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/

            Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/

            AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

            I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.
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            • #7
              HI Donna,

              Thank you so much for your advice, i was looking for one yesterday on line and i read that you have to get a prescription for it i have an appoinment this upcoming friday and i will ask my doctor for it but i will look for one in my local store.

              Thanks
              Ali

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