I am desperately trying to figure out other ways to minimize my burning pain, especially at night when my pain seems to flare most.
I had gotten a Tens machine through my insurance last year but have been afraid to use on the areas where my burning is present.( upper back/shoulders).
Model Med Stim TS-1211 - http://www.medi-stim.com/downloads/T...lSheet_web.pdf
I tried to find information that explains why TENS might help but I haven’t seem to have found anything compelling and the studies that have had some success were for PN caused by Diabities.
I still wanted to give it a try but was trying to find out if there is any specific treatment TENS protocols for Peripheral Neuropathy. I found a place that does gives general settings and electrode placement for the feet but my issue is in lies between C5-C8. If you click on the electrode placement tab at the top and fill out name and email and click continue, you can download a pdf the gives you that info. You don’t have to put a real name and email to download the pdf.
I am thinking possibly putting one lead on my spine and one in the area that’s burning but still not sure about what stimulation setting and pulse width and rate to choose.
I would appreciate anyone to chime in and share some success with their Tens unit and would like to share their settings. MY biggest fear is the TENS machine will make my burning increase as cold laser therapy and traction seemed to make my nerves fire off like crazy.