TENS 7000 Digital TENS Unit with Accessories – TENS Unit Muscle Stimulator for Back Pain Relief, General Pain Relief, Neck Pain,

(10 customer reviews)


  • NEED PRESCRIPTION STRENGTH PAIN RELIEF? A TENS unit muscle stimulator and electric massager that provides pain relief, acts as a muscle massager or shoulder massager, provides carpal tunnel relief, and acts as a muscle relaxer(great for muscle recovery)
  • OVER 1M TENS 7000 DEVICES SOLD: A consumer over the counter favorite back pain relief device and a leader in physical therapy equipment for providing immediate and lasting drug-free muscle pain relief from back pain, neck pain, tennis elbow, and bursitis
  • A LEADER SINCE 2008: A 10+ year favorite TENS device among medical professionals for delivering drug-free back pain relief as well as treating common ailments like neck pain, carpal tunnel relief, arthritis, shoulder, knee, elbow, leg and foot pain, Each mode changes settings to accommodate different types of pain, such as acute and chronic.
  • GET IMMEDIATE PAIN RELIEF: TENS machine comes with multiple TENS therapy modes that will provide instant muscle pain relief. An electrotherapy machine with everything needed for TENS therapy, a class leader in electric massagers for muscles. The pulse amplitude, or intensity level, is adjustable from 0-100mA in 10mA increments, which is controlled by the respective knobs located at the top of the device, for both channels
  • DUAL CHANNEL TENS UNIT: The TENS 7000 TENS unit provides TENS therapy and is a muscle stimulator, nerve stimulator, and electric massager with independent dual channels that control four(4) TENS unit pads (electrodes) for targeted pain relief
  • NOTE: Kindly refer User Manual and Guide before use. The pulse amplitude, or intensity level, is adjustable from 0-100mA in 10mA increments, which is controlled by the respective knobs located at the top of the device, for both channels. Use electrode in pairs, when used with 1 electrode, the device will not work. Treatment is timed with the device, and the device will automatically shut off after a certain time period within setup.
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Product Description

Over 1,000,000 TENS units sold and a consumer OTC favorite in physical therapy equipment

The TENS 7000 is a muscle stimulator and muscle recovery device that provides
prescription strength pain relief and is the best valued OTC digital
TENS unit on the market today. Energized by a 9Volt battery, this TENS machine
is proven to be powerful and durable.

The TENS 7000 unit is the preferred device of physical therapists and physicians
for pain relief.

HOW IT WORKS:The TENS unit sends comfortable stim impulses through the skin that
stimulates the nerve in the treatment area, acting as an electric massager, and calming the nerve.
Treatment can be given on demand or via timed therapy sessions up to 60 minutes.

In many cases, this stimulation will deliver immediate pain relief. Pain relief varies
by individual and by the type of pain you are in.

The TENS 7000 comes complete with:

  • The TENS 7000 TENS Unit
  • Two(2) pair of lead wires
  • Four(4) pack of reusable TENS unit pads(electrodes)
  • One(1) 9-volt battery
  • Quick start guide instruction manual
  • Hard carry case

The TENS unit is equipped with five(5) powerful TENS therapy modes of operation
to tackle back pain, neck pain, joint pain, or as a muscle relaxer.

The modes are:

  • Burst
  • Normal
  • Modulation
  • Strength Duration 1
  • Strength Duration 2

Intensity of the TENS device is controlled via two control knobs that allow you to control
the stimulation power of the dual channel pulses. Each channel controls 2 electrode TENS unit pads.
The package comes with 4 starter electrode pads of premium quality
and will last multiple sessions. Recommended replacement electrodes are
the TENS 7000 or StimChoice brands.

Roscoe Medical best-in-class support team.

Manufacturer Contact Information


From the brand

From the manufacturer

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Since 2008, we’ve been pioneering TENS & EMS devices made to deliver clinical-grade, affordable, pain relief


For 10+ years, our devices have been used and loved by professional physical therapists and chiropractors.


When it comes to pain relief, we believe in creating products that are safe and pack a punch. These devices are made with professional standards to deliver the same therapy used by healthcare professionals.


Our TENS devices are compact & lightweight, making them easy to use anywhere without being noticed, regardless of ailment or injury.


No pain is the same. Our TENS therapy units let you customize your treatment’s timing, pulse, and intensity to fit your needs.

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Clinical Strength Pain Relief

A favorite device among industry professionals for delivering drug-free pain relief for common ailments including Back, Neck, Shoulder, Knee, Elbow, Leg and Foot pain.

The TENS device comes complete with the device, two (2) pair of lead wires, one (1) four (4) pack of reusable premium starter electrodes, one (1) 9-volt starter battery, a quick start guide instruction manual, and a hard carry case.

A TENS Device Pioneer

The TENS 7000 Digital TENS unit celebrated it’s 10th anniversary in 2018.

In its early years, it was a favorite device of professional physical therapists and chiropractors. Now, its available to you over the counter.

Over-The-Counter(OTC) Relief *

The TENS 7000 Digital TENS unit is an OTC TENS device that has been proven effective in providing pain relief. Now you can get the same kind of therapy used by doctors and physical therapists without a prescription.

* registered establishment number: 3005170249. fda.gov. Regulation number: 882.5890

Includes TENS Unit Pads

Comes with 4 TENS Unit Pads that are multi-use(2-8 treatments), self-adhesive pads. Simply place the pads around the treatment area and select your intensity levels on the TENS device for rapid pain relief. Physical therapy equipment for your home, a must have.

Please note: All TENS unit pads need replaced after 2-8 treatments. Clean skin extends the life for your pads.

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Includes 4-Pack Of Multi-Use TENS Unit Pads

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Comes With A Hard Carry Case

The TENS 7000 comes with a protective case to keep your new TENS device safe. The inside of the case is lined with protective foam and includes a section for the TENS 7000, a section to carry your lead wires/electrode pads, and a special section to carry an extra battery.

Great for those who travel a lot.

Versatile, Personal TENS Unit For Home Therapy

Get the same kind of therapy used by doctors and physical therapists without a prescription. The TENS 7000 Digital TENS unit offers physician-grade technology that targets even the most painful injuries.

Device can operate as an individual channel with 2 electrode pads or as a dual channel pain reliever with 4 electrode pads. Simply place your pads on the pain area and select your intensity level with our dual control knobs.

Includes 4-Pack Of Multi-Use TENS Unit Pads

Your new TENS device comes with 4 multi-use starter electrode tens unit pads. Compare our TENS pads to the other manufacturers that are only good for 1 therapy session.

Recommended replacement electrodes are:

  • Official TENS 7000 Pads
  • Official TENS 7000 Refill Kit
  • StimChoice Pads
  • inTENSity At Home Pads

Our pads provide great skin adhesion and are multi-use electrode pads.

Multi-Mode, Easy-To-Use TENS Device

The TENS 7000 Digital TENS unit is simple to use. Connect the supplied device with the lead wires and electrodes, then place the electrodes on your skin and you’re ready for TENS therapy.

TENS machine comes with multiple therapy modes including: Normal, Burst, Modulation, Strength Duration 1, and Strength Duration 2.

Are You Ready To Conquer Your Pain?

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Caution: This unit is not a medical device and is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition or disease. For additional information about a product, please contact the manufacturer. Content on this site is for reference purposes and is not intended to substitute for advice given by a physician, pharmacist, or other licensed health-care professional. You should not use this information as self-diagnosis or for treating a health problem or disease. Contact your health-care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem. This product should be used for sports and aviation only.

Additional information

Weight 1.12 kg
Dimensions 2 × 7.75 cm
Product Dimensions

‎ 8.75 x 2 x 7.75 inches; 1.12 Pounds

Item model number

‎ TENS 7000


‎ 1 AA batteries required. (included)

Date First Available

‎ June 6, 2014



Country of Origin



‎ Roscoe Medical, TENS 7000

10 reviews for TENS 7000 Digital TENS Unit with Accessories – TENS Unit Muscle Stimulator for Back Pain Relief, General Pain Relief, Neck Pain,

  1. Ed Wyrick

    Wish I had known about this years agoIn 2015 I suddenly had pain in my buttocks. It turned out to be severe stenosis with nerves being impinged. I had a laminectomy which helped for a while, and then the pain returned. Then I herniated a disc that reherniated. For the last several months I’ve had growing significant pain which is that times extreme. From the beginning, the only thing that relieved the pain was opioids. I hated taking insane because of the Cardiology and gastroenterology issues, but I did take everything from ketorolac to celecoxib to ibuprofen. I’ve taken neurontin, Lyrica, methocarbamol, and other stuff to know avail. I’m now on 60 mg of morphine three times a day and it does nothing. The tolerance finally caught up to me. Over the years I’ve had several different physical therapists and among all of them only one physical therapist try the TENS on me. (The physical therapist I have now did, but more on that later.) After the first back surgery, a laminectomy from l3 to l5, I had one of my several sessions of physical therapy. In that one the physical therapist took me up to a TENS machine for a little bit and then ask me if it helped. Well it didn’t help as far as I could tell so that was the end of the TENS machine. Because of COVID, I searched for online physical therapy when I was once again referred to it. I found AIT and this is by far the best experience in physical therapy I’ve ever had. I am one on one with the therapist for the entire time. They really have gotten to know me as we are able to talk at length and she can watch me do my exercises without having to go to other people and with that one-on-one guidance, I’ve had much better results. And, she guided me on using the TENS unit. If I had known about this and then guided in its use a long time ago I would not be on any medication. If I have a pain that won’t go away, I get a break from it which is a major relief. A pain that I write at two or three if it just came and went becomes a seven or eight if it never quits. I’ve been using this for about a month now and I haven’t had a pain yet that the TENS didn’t address at least while it was being used. And, more often than not, the pain will go away after using the unit. Before I had the TENS unit, getting off of the mat that I sleep on on the floor when I woke up in the morning was excruciating. I would do my PT exercises and that would make it a lot better, but getting started on the exercises was dreadful. Now I put on my TENS patches before starting the exercises and the difference is huge. It has taken a little experimentation to know where to put the patches. I have nerves down my calf that don’t work, so putting the patches on them doesn’t help with the pain. But if I put the patches on the area where these nerves are going down the leg above the calves, that takes care of the pain or reduces it significantly. So you have to experiment to find the right placement. The other thing about this 7000 TENS unit is that it is extremely durable. I often have the tens going as I move around in the wires get caught on something and it goes flying off and bounces on our hardwood floor, bathroom tile, or kitchen tile. It has survived and remained in perfect shape. Really y’all, I’m having surgery in a couple of weeks on the reherniation and my biggest dread is the process of getting off this high dose of morphine after the surgery. If I had had the TENS machine earlier, I wouldn’t have that to look forward to.

  2. Venessa Smithwick

    Used on frozen shoulderI purchased this product after recommendation from my chiropractor to have one at home. I am so happy I did. I’ve used this product every other day for 20 mins on my frozen shoulder that began freezing up about two weeks prior using it. The relief I got from my shoulder began within the first couple of uses. Together with bio freeze and an ice massage, I can say I have total range of motion back AFTER only having 30% range of motion for 3 weeks. I’m so happy to have this in my medicine cabinet anytime I have strained muscles.Also, the instructions were very easy to understand on its usage. I also found it helpful to attach it to my pants as I walked around the home or needed to do something. Because it is battery operated, it’s it’s mobile and can be taken with you anywhere.

  3. Ro Ma

    A lot of technology in a small package at a surprisingly low price – but does it really work? Hard to know.Bottom line: I have been using this unit as part of a doctor-supervised program of physical therapy to reduce lower back pain through exercises, electrical stimulation and cold packs. While over a period of weeks my back pain has in fact been reduced to manageable levels, it is not possible to know if this is because of the exercises, the electrical stimulation or the cold packs, or some combination those treatments.Twelve years ago I had a fall that caused severe pain in my lower back that radiated down into my right leg. The neurologist I consulted diagnosed this as a bulging spinal disk in my lower back (L5/S1) pressing on one or more nerves, and offered to perform spinal surgery right away. I declined his offer and asked about alternatives, the most appealing of which involved several weeks of physical therapy (PT). Over the years, with and without PT, my severe back pain would come and go, usually managed by lying down for hours or a couple of days, and by popping OTC painkillers.Fast forward to late 2015, when the lower back pain began to interfere with my golf. My primary care provider recommended PT and, after consulting with an orthopedist, I began four weeks of PT, which has evolved considerably since 2004, with exercises that are now more varied and are much more closely tailored to my specific spinal issues than in the old days. In addition, a new (to me) technique of electrical stimulation has become common: TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation).Having a doctorate in research psychology I tend to be skeptical of medical treatments that have not been documented by scientific research. Indeed, most of the literature on TENS acknowledges that its effects are highly subjective, hard to measure, and may vary substantially from person to person. Further, while for some people TENS may alleviate pain for short periods, TENS is widely acknowledged not to cure the underlying problem that is causing the pain. I have not found a controlled scientific study that clearly “proves” a causative connection between TENS use and reduction in pain. Further, only some individuals find TENS treatment beneficial, while others report no effect. Finally, some insurance companies will not cover purchase of TENS units or administration of TENS treatments because TENS has not been scientifically proven to stop pain, and especially lower back pain. In such a situation it is hard to say with any certainty that TENS actually works, or even to define with any precision for whom and under what conditions it may work.However, for me and many other people any non-pharmaceutical form of pain management and relief is highly desirable and greatly appreciated, so when my physical therapist recommended it I decided to give it a try as an accompaniment to my regular PT exercises. After several weeks of TENS treatments I find that my back pain is reduced, though some–perhaps most–of that reduction may be due to the exercises as opposed to the TENS.My series of Medicare-paid PT sessions has ended and, while I am able to do almost all of the exercises at home, I was interested to learn that I could get a small, personal version of the large TENS unit my physical therapist uses. Several of the staff in my PT center told me inexpensive units were readily available and that I should consider getting one for my personal use; my PT center does not sell these units, so the staff have no financial or other incentive to recommend purchasing one.After reading the on-line literature about and reviews of TENs units I found that they were available at prices ranging from $25 to several hundred dollars and decided to purchase an inexpensive one so I wouldn’t lose much if it broke or failed to work.This TENS unit comes with a handy carrying case that includes the unit, electrodes, connecting wires, battery and instructions. I was actually impressed with the instructions, which were pretty detailed and clear and were written in much better English than is typical for most electronic goods made in China. Some of the controls are digital, which means they can be controlled with relative precision. However, setting the level of electrical stimulation is accomplished via tiny analog knobs, which are not very precise and are a bit difficult to manipulate. The settings on this unit range from 0 to 8; I found that 3 or 4 was the right level for me, and due to other reviewers’ comments I have not tried putting the level up to, say, higher than 5. There appear to be substantial individual variations in what is perceived as stimulation as opposed to pain, which is a good reason to have a professional show you how to use the unit and help you establish your own appropriate level of stimulation.The unit’s adjustments include several types of stimulation (continuous, pulsing, variable). There is a useful timer and a handy belt clip that allows one to use the unit while walking around the house. One of the staff at my PT center noted that this little $27 unit even has a couple of features that the center’s $400 hand-held unit lacks. Of course, the PT center’s even larger and much more expensive non-portable TENS machine has more bells and whistles overall than this little unit does. The electrodes that come with the unit are about 1″ square, which is suitable for smaller areas of the body like leg or arm or shoulder; upon the advice of my PT staff I purchased electrodes that are about 2″ x 4,” which are more suitable for larger areas like the back, and are the size of the ones used by the PT staff on my back.Alert: I am not an MD so I cannot offer medical advice. However, I can observe that these units can deliver a pretty hefty jolt of electricity if used improperly, so make sure you learn to use the unit correctly under the supervision of a physician and/or qualified physical therapist. Before using my new unit I took it to one of my PT sessions and had the staff show me how to use it properly. All of these TENS units have lots of warnings in their accompanying product literature, so be sure to follow ALL of these warnings carefully, along with the instructions of your doctor or physical therapist. These personal units are not toys, and should absolutely not be handled or operated by children or physically/mentally compromised adults.After 12 sessions of physical therapy, including exercises and TENS stimulation and ice packs, I am feeling a noticeable reduction in lower back pain and some improvement in flexibility, though it is impossible to say how much improvement is due to TENS vs exercises vs ice packs. Now that my PT sessions have come to an end I plan to continue to do the exercises and to use my little portable TENS unit at home.If, after consulting your doctor and/or a qualified physical therapist you and they think TENS may be helpful to you, I would suggest buying an inexpensive unit like this one to try it out, or trying a TENS treatment from a physical therapist or doctor.I paid for this unit with my own money and I have no personal or business relationship with the vendor, manufacturer or Amazon.

  4. Honest Reviewer

    Powerful, Easy To Use, Eases Pain (See update: Stopped working after 3.5 months)So thankful I purchased this. I had experience with a smaller, less powerful unit bought at CVS, but even that was helpful. This TENS unit is a lifesaver for me in helping to manage my pain issues. The best part is that you can set it and then there are safety covers that protect the unit, so you don’t have to worry about settings being accidentally changed while wearing. I often wear it on continuous mode for hours, even leaving the house with it all strapped on and hidden under my clothing. It has been a God-send. In my opinion, this device is more effective than pain medications and muscle relaxers (for those of us who have built up a tolerance to medications), and is certainly less toxic to the system.If you’re wondering if this is powerful enough, this is one strong little unit that runs on a single 9 volt battery. I never set this higher than about 3.5 and it goes up to 8! You can set it as gentle or strong as you want. You can choose different modes and tweak adjustments. I purchased a set of rechargeable 9 volt batteries with a small recharging unit and I honestly can’t believe how long the batteries last. (EBL 840 9V Battery Charger with 4 Pack 600mAh Li-ion Rechargeable 9 Volt Batteries)UPDATE Aug. 2017: I’ve used this unit for 4 months and it got me through a really horrible time where I was suffering from knotted shoulders and trapezius with terrible trigger points that were so bad I was unable to sleep on either shoulder for nearly 4 full months. The pain radiated down into my upper arms and it felt like I needed rotator cuff surgery due to the muscles all cramping so much. I was seeking chiropractic and massage therapy once a week and taking pain meds around the clock. I finally had to have cortisone injections in 5 major trigger points, but the ONLY thing that truly helped break the cycle of pain and get me through the worst of it before the cortisone was this TENS machine. I can not recommend this unit enough for those suffering from pain.UPDATE Sept. 2017: Well, unfortunately, the unit quit working a few days before I had to travel, so I was forced to buy another one to replace it. The digital display all works, it cycles through everything, but the wires and pads do nothing. I even tried the wires and pads from my new unit, but to no avail. Although I had to wait a month to go through the manufacturer, I was fully refunded for the product and my new one works fine. My original review was 5 stars, dropped to 3 while I waited for a refund, and am leaving it at 4 stars because the seller did take care of the issue and the new unit seems to be working fine (although I did just get it a month ago). I will update if anything changes, but I still stand by the fact that it is a terrific unit when it works!

  5. P. Tower

    Wicked!Based on another reviewer’s advice I chose this model over the one utilizing AAA batteries, and I am extremely happy I did so.This unit, which runs on a single 9V battery is working much more effectively than even my best home-made versions. Having eaten dozens of honey-coated watch batteries of various sizes, rigging motorcycle batteries with the leads from digital ohm meters, and licking both 110 and European sockets with few beneficial results, this contraption is a real time saver, if even just no longer making weekly trips to Radio Shack for miscellaneous capacitors, transistors, etc. While the lead-core fly fishing line coils connected to a type 31 marine battery did indeed provide some minor neck relief, lugging the 75 pound battery proved to be somewhat inconvenient, especially on bowling night. Enter the TENS 7000 (I realize this sounds a lot like an ad for an upcoming Terminator movie, but that’s really what they call it)Having suffered some extreme issues stemming from the fact I have disks pinching my spine to nearly 100% closed off (I swear I’m not making that up) along with the fact I was born quite young, chiropractors and physical therapists have been a major part of my life for well over 30 years now. While many of them claim it was their manipulations which cured many a stiff joint or mis-aligned spine, I know from experience that TENS therapy truly works wonders. It truly does. With the exception of the time the doc’s assistant came in to turn the rapid-sine machine “off” and accidently turned it from power “2” to “Well Done” and having to peel me off the ceiling, TENS has provided much needed relief from massive muscle spasms in my lower and upper back; eliminated stiffness in my neck; reduced swelling in my neck; as well as made me a very rich man. Well maybe not that last one, but it’s not too late.Anyone who spends time at the chiro knows the joy of TENS therapy, but we also know the disappointment of feeling the power shut down just when it’s starting to feel like it’s working! Sure the doc has other patients in line, but we’re paying for US to get relief- let them wait! With your very own TENS machine at home, there IS no wait, and better yet, as long as you’ve got batteries, there is NO LIMIT to how long you can cook yourself to pain free!! (Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor. I do have much experience as a PATIENT, and offer only my personal opinion stemming from that experience. If you have a serious problem, please consult a doctor or your local Salvation Army for proper assistance)I read about others who run their TENS constantly, and at full power- setting 8- and achieving good results. Let me tell you, I can take a LOT of pain, and I am running this 9V model at just below power level 3, and it is making my shoulder spaz out so much it resembles Kanye West at a Golden Globes ceremony. I am using my new TENS to relieve a frozen shoulder; after just 30 minutes of low-intensity therapy using the various modes I was actually able to lift my arm over my head for the first time in nearly a year. I swear I’m not making that up. I do firmly suggest that you DO NOT use the unit constantly however, as your body needs time to relax and “calm down” after a session, so based on my decades of experience I would say a total of 2 hours or so per day broken into 30-40 minute sessions will provide you with a quick idea of whether it will work for you or not. Others are obviously suffering different problems however, so you should consult with your doctor (or qualified airline stewardess) to determine what is right for you. That being said, I expect within the next week to be suffering from zero shoulder pain, no more back pain, and full restoration of my receding hairline. While this machine IS pretty cool, I doubt I’ll get down to my desired weight without having used it at least a month, and the cancer will probably require at least another after that. Good thing I also bought rechargeable batteries!The TENS machine is truly very sleek, and extremely well thought out. It is about the size of a walkman; unfortunately in fact, it resembles a walkman SO much that just this morning while out shopping I was hit with rocks by 2 young thugs who told me to “Grow up and join the digital age!” after spotting my TENS conveniently clipped to my Bermuda shorts. Another cool feature is that both the controls for the leads and the modular controls are each protected behind little doors, which prevent accidental changes to the settings while you move about. Very cool, as they are easy deal with when need be. The unit is also lightweight; I would barely know it’s there if it weren’t for the fact my face keeps changing shape as if I’m sticking my open mouth out the car window while traveling in excess of 90MPH on the highway. But darn, it feels so good.Overall I am extremely happy with this unit and wholeheartedly recommend it. Here are the Pros and Cons I have found so far:Pro:Surprisingly low costVERY powerfulLightweightAttractive designMay possibly double as a sex toyVariable modes, wide variety of outputsEasy to program and useMuch more effective than string of holiday lights with tinsel replacing original bulbs then wrapped around bodyCon:Will only partially cook hot dogs at level 6; level 8 burns endsEasily mistaken for Walkman by local thugsDoes not work after being pushed into uncovered cesspoolMay possibly double as a sex toy

  6. Bingman

    This Tens unit is greatI had a horrible neck/shoulder crick. I bought this to get some relief after two weeks having it, and seeing a doctor and a chiropractor. It just needs an 9 volt battery. It’s ready to go. I put the test leads on my back and it worked great. After 10 minutes, at around a 7 level, I had some relief. It’s temporary but still a relief. I talked to my doctor about these and he said it was great for temporary relief. SO, you might have to do it more than once during the day to keep getting relief. I warn you, the first time you use it ensure you are all connected BEFORE turning it on. The leads are reusable and I have reused them about 8 times so far…and able to reuse them more. I’m keeping this device even if my crick goes away soon.

  7. Richard Geer

    Temporary ReliefI have lower back pain from sitting in front of a desk all day and pain from sleeping for some reason. A half hour helps to alleviate the pain. Got it over a year ago and still going strong and pads still stick. It isn’t a miracle cure, but it does help and is extremely powerful. I start off low but have never gone above 4 on the dial… it goes up to 8. Ok so I never purposely gone above 4. To turn it off, you turn the dial down all the way. On more than one occassion while not paying attention, I turned it the wrong way. That’ll defintely wake you up. Make sure you turn it the correct way lol You’ve been warned!

  8. Kate McMurry

    Excellent, inexpensive TENS machineMy husband and I have previously owned several other 7000 model TENS machines of this brand, both of which still work, but are about 12 years old now and are getting a bit worn out, so we decided to purchase a new one.This new edition of model 7000 is essentially the same in the way it looks externally and how it functions as the older version, so if you are replacing a worn-out 7000 model, this upgraded version will not confuse you with unnecessary changes in its interface. What is different is that the manufacturer has added some helpful new options for settings, the most significant to me, and the only one that I’ve opted to try out so far, is that if you choose to go to sleep using this TENS unit, it will turn itself off after about an hour, which the previous model did not do. This is an excellent feature because it spares the battery, which saves the user money because 9-volt batteries are not cheap.This device comes with a set of leads and 4 electrodes as a complete starter kit. The electrodes lasted me a total usage time of about 6 to 7 hours before they wore out. That is not in my experience a terrific amount of time for TENS electrodes to last. I’ve had other brands of electrodes that fit both this model and my older model of this TENS machine which have lasted a total of about 9 or 10 hours.Note that if you use this machine at all frequently, you will want to immediately order some more electrodes so you won’t run out. The 4 electrodes included in this kit is not a lot.The basic principle of how this TENS machine functions, via mild electrical stimulation of muscles, is no different from any other TENS machine. This is good news because this particular brand is quite reasonably priced at the lower end of the scale of cost for TENS machines.All TENS machines are extremely helpful for relieving muscle pain. And for people who suffer from fibromyalgia, in particular, this home therapy is far more effective and a lot safer than taking dangerous prescription drugs with terrible side effects, such as Lyrica.As another example of utilizing this TENS machine rather than relying on dangerous prescription pain drugs, I recently have endured an excruciating bout of shingles, and this TENS unit has been a lifesaver in helping me to bear the terrible pain. It doesn’t so much as directly turn off the burning, electric-shock, neuropathic pain that is such a devastating feature of shingles, and which anti-inflammatory OTC medications and prescription opioids are ineffective at controlling. Instead, in my experience, it works to distract the brain from experiencing the neuropathic pain of shingles either entirely, or mutes the pain to a bearable level. As such, it can simultaneously act not only as a form of temporary pain relief, but functions as a crucial tool to help prevent the development of postherpetic neuralgia.Note that TENS should be an adjunct treatment, and not a replacement for the antiviral, prescription drug prescribed for shingles which, to be effective, must be taken within 72 hours of the outbreak of the first set of blisters from the shingles rash. Sadly, statistically, this drug has only a 50-50 chance of mitigating a shingles attack, preventing a future attack, and preventing postherpetic neuralgia. When it comes to preventing the terrible curse of postherpetic neuralgia, it’s important, therefore, to have as many options as possible on the table. This TENS option is so inexpensive, and so completely safe, that one essentially has nothing to lose by using it as an adjunct to taking the antiviral medication.Doctors who specialize in the treatment of chronic pain have indicated that a main reason for the development of chronic pain, after the original cause of the pain has been healed in the body, is that dysfunctional neural pathways have become established when pain lasts longer than 8 to 12 weeks after the original cause of the pain has been healed. This is the point at which doctors will change the diagnosis of the pain from acute to chronic. Utilizing a TENS unit can help prevent those dysfunctional pathways from becoming entrenched. And if one already has long-established chronic pain, using a TENS unit can be a way to help retrain those dysfunctional pathways.I also believe that, given that using a TENS unit like this one is helpful for the nerve pain of shingles, which is a disease caused by the chicken pox virus which damages nerves, that TENS might also potentially be an excellent, inexpensive and convenient home remedy for the mitigation and potential outright healing of other types of chronic, neuropathic pain as well, if the pain is the type that is post-trauma, rather than pain from ongoing, uncontrolled disease. But even in the case of the latter, a TENS unit can be an excellent adjunct therapy when dangerous prescription drugs are doing an ineffective job at alleviating the devastating suffering caused by neuropathic pain.

  9. Tritia Weitzel

    Amazingeven though I was excited to get this, I was reluctant to use it.I read the instructions, the reread them. Then again. Finally I decided to just take the step. I used the max settings recommended in the instructions. Then started at 1. Didn’t feel a thing. Then my dog nudged my finger controlling the intensity knob.HOLY CRAP!!! Okay, 5 too much.Decided 2-3 is just fine.After the 30 minute alarm went off I felt better. The muscles were more relaxed and I wasn’t as stiff.A few minutes later I was moving more freely. And decided I love this things!Just need to keep my dogs away while adjusting the dial.

  10. Rebecca

    It truly dose help my back pain.I ordered product and put rush delivery. I ordered Friday. It came Sunday. I was in a lot of upper and lower back pain. I would say the pain level was 8. After using it my pain was at a 1-2. I only sed it for 15-20 min. I picked one with batteries so if I need to I can use it on my work break. Easy to use too. Highly recommend this product. Very satisfied!

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