A tens unit is a medical device that delivers an electric current that is meant to stimulate the nerves. It can help to relieve a wide variety of different types of pain in many parts of the body. It is often used during labor pain in women, back pain and other types of regional pain. Tens stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. The unit itself is typically about the size of your hand and has wires that are plugged in to leads that are placed directly on your skin.
In addition to the tens unit itself you will typically need to purchase a supply of these leads as they can wear out over time. The unit will come with the initial supply, so ordering additional leads may not be necessary right away, especially if you are only going to be using it for a short time. We carry the leads you will need as well, however, so if you will need longer term treatment, we can provide you with all the medical supplies that are required.
Tens Unit Options
Most tens units today will allow you to attach either two or four leads at a time. This makes it so you can treat a larger area in one sitting. The units also have the option to modulate the pulse width, the frequency and the intensity of the current. If your doctor has prescribed this type of treatment, make sure you talk to them about what settings they would like you to use. In most cases they will give you a range of options that you can try to see what works best for you.
These units typically have a digital screen and a variety of buttons you can use to change the settings. They are also going to be battery operated, almost always with a rechargeable battery. This makes it very convenient to take with you if you’re traveling or even to work if you need to use it several times per day. Despite the fact that the unit is sending electrical currents into your body there is typically no real pain and only minor discomfort.
Ordering Your Tens Unit
If you need a tens unit you can order it right online from our convenient website. You can also give us a call and speak with a customer service professional who can help you throughout the process. We offer free delivery throughout Brooklyn and New York so you can get your tens unit quickly and easily. This is important since many pharmacies in the area don’t keep these types of units in stock. We also keep our prices very low so whether your insurance is going to cover it or not you will have as little out of pocket expenses as possible.
If you have any questions or you would like to order over the phone please give us a call at 888-208-8415. We’ll be happy to help you with anything you need. You can order your tens unit as well as any other medical supplies you need without any issues.