TENS machine

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  1. Dee1985

    Dee1985 Well-Known Member

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    i have been suffering with real bad rib and back ache now for a while :x , my friend gave me her TENS machine and said it realy helps with back ache, i had a quick go with it it seems to ease the pain, any ideas if they are safe to use im now 31weeks :?:
     
  2. LauraB

    LauraB Well-Known Member

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    Hi Dionne, and welcome to the forums :D

    I'm sorry to hear that you're having bad backache. I did a little research for you and, according to the National Childbirth Trust, TENS machines should not be used before 37 weeks, so it sounds like you have a little longer to wait before you can use it :(

    Have you been in touch with your doctor to see if they can help you? I wish you good luck, I hope you can get some relief for the pain you are experiencing.
     
  3. Coley

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    I hate to sound stupied but what is a TENS machines? :? I have never heard of it! So please someone fill me in!
     
  4. Dee1985

    Dee1985 Well-Known Member

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    its this lil thing with pads on it you stick the pads to your back or were ever the pain is the pads give you a lil pins and needle feeling nothing painfull and its ment to help with the pain ppl use them through labour
     

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