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 Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 12 3
Fibromyalgia 11 4
Pain in lower back 3 1
Back pain 2 2
Muscle spasms 2 1
Chronic pain 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 4
None 5

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

Side effect Patients
Bee sting sensation 1
Itchy skin 1
Tingling 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Flex-Tens Unit Therapy

Dosage Patients
daily 6
as needed 3
three times daily 1
weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Flex-Tens Unit Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Did not seem to work 1
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Duration

Currently having Flex-Tens Unit Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped having Flex-Tens Unit Therapy

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 3
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 6
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Flex-Tens Unit Therapy.