I have reached the end of my Physical Therapy...Tomorrow er...today should be my last day! They feel confident in my current fitness levels and training they've shown me for stretching and strengthening my core...I've also been through Occupational Therapy the past month as well! So they are turning me loose LOL...My paperwork says I am one of the most fit Fibro patients they've had and my treatments end with positive outlook and I seem optimistic and willing to do what needs to be done...They aren't turning me loose without something to manage my pain...You see I can workout maybe 2 days in a row but the next 2 days in a row I'd be paying for it LOL...But I won't QUIT! I've come to far now baby!
I was issued a TENS unit...
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a noninvasive therapy indicated for the symptomatic relief from, and management of, chronic intractable pain and post-surgical and post-trauma acute pain.
The advantages of this machine they say are:
Advantages of Integrating TENS in Pain Management
Decreases pain, increases activity, and promotes return to work 1
Reduces the need for pain medication 2-4 and its concomitant side effects 2
Reduces the need for muscle relaxants, tranquilizers and steroids
Reduces the need for PT and OT services 2
Has no known side effects, no risk of overdosing, and no drug interference
Is cost effective, typically reimbursed, and easy to administer
Helps patients remain alert, functional, and productive
Puts patients in charge of their pain control
Soooo wish me luck...Not sure I agree with cost effective being that the machine is $800 dollars....
...My insurance my kick me off LOL
Hoping for a release for home therapy tomorrow! Hugs to all keep me in your prayers :)
My new machine!