What is Flex-Tens Unit Therapy?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Generic Name: Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is an electronic device that produces electrical signals used to stimulate nerves through unbroken skin.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 7 1
Fibromyalgia 6 0
Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) 1 1
Muscle tension 1 0
Chronic pain 1 0
Back pain 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
2
None
1

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Flex-Tens Unit Therapy

Bee sting sensation 1
Itchy skin 1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently having Flex-Tens Unit Therapy)
Dosage Patients
20minutes as needed 1
m,w,f 1
as needed 5
daily 5
Why Patients Stopped Having Flex-Tens Unit Therapy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 1
See all 1 patient who’ve stopped having Flex-Tens Unit Therapy

Duration

Currently Having Flex-Tens Unit Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 5
Stopped Having Flex-Tens Unit Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 1
Adherence
Always
1 33%
Usually
1 33%
Sometimes
1 33%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
0 0%
Somewhat
0 0%
A little
1 33%
Not at all
2 67%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
0 0%
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Flex-Tens Unit Therapy.