JDixon Go to near bottom of my page and i give you links to actually suppliers of TEN's Units plus pads etc....some as cheap as $20. I do recall Sportsman Guide was under $100 as I knew that was how much they initially cost when my mother first started using them in early 1980's.
I agree completely with you that this device is thousand times better than taking pills and works much better. My mom was able to do most every thing she could before spurs in her back started rubbing against nerves( we all get spurs on our spine as we age) unlucky people they hit nerves.
GAIAM is excellent site for natural products in your house etc....but kind of pricey. There is much better one, I just cannot recall name of it and apologize...but it might pop up under GAIAM on Goggle. So i wrote this part..really at end ...as i found TEN's Units just by Goggling them..and am too tired to rewrite entire post. So apologize that long and most needed news is at bottom. I am leaving others...just since they might be cheaper
Sportsman Guide...it is online and a catalog that i have seen carries them. You do not need Doctor's Rx or anything. So you might try them.
I also got massage machine that works a lot like TENS and it really did help with fibro pain....plus my husband hurt his back..like nerve pain kind of hurt so i had him try it and he also had great results. I Q Massager Professional 11...online site is www.iqmassager.com.
So you can try both those places. Sportsman Guide does call them TEN's Units or just TEN(S)...not sure if s is on title. IT could be just the brand your chiro is using. IF anyone has Kaiser..they supply these for FREE if you have the kind of pain it will work with.
LIke i have RA pain and was told it would not touch it...mainly since it was in my feet and you need to block nerve pain getting to your brain...by nerve routes.
Here is amusing note about my mom...she used her TEN's unit for years(over 10)....went on disability over her back pain since even driving in car small bumps made her back hurt. She had by pass surgery about 6-7 years ago and lost about 30-40 lbs. Her back has not hurt her since...she did put all her weight mainly on front in waistline so it would be hard on her back. But her back totally stopped hurting...so something shifted!
I hope these two places help you...plus pads on massage are like one used on ten's unit. link http://www.iqmassager.com/ http://www.sportsmansguide.com
sportsman guide does look like hunting and lot of out door men stuff...but it carries great other items....like Tens unit..i was really surprised!
Also Gaiam ...i think they have it too(could not locate it but was searching fast)....am not sure if spelling this right....catalog plus channel on Roku ..has a lot of yoga and natural products plus i noticed quickly mayo clinic for dealing with fibro...DVD or something.. help with pain etc.
here is their link http://www.gaiam.com/
OH i just checked massage machine that is very much like tens....costs $300 on there...i got it on Beyond the Rack for $70!! ..it is one of those discount shopping sites. Hopefully you can just buy pads and connect them ...they snap on.
I just google TEN Units and got a large number ..
here is list of links that are still selling them online as well...there are number so this is just few..http://www.lgmedsupply.com/?gclid=CNvA_ZmzjrUCFYp_QgodEzUASg
Now i saw them as cheap as $20 on some of these sites...so check around for prices....and they has number of different units so hopefully you can just buy pads ...to fit your unit.
ALSO...for those who do not know about TEN's Unit is and how it works etc..what kind of Arthritis and pain it can assist...in fact if you have severe pain in from hips on up...so entire back area...i would try cheap one and experiment on placing pads to hit correct place. The massage things i got.....actually gave me small poster that shows nerve meridian and where to place the pads to help with pain in certain areas...so might something like that with your unit. Tens unit is cheaper than mine...and i bet just as good or better....so check into it.
Here is that link http://arthritis.about.com/od/assistivedevicesgadgets/g/tensunit.htm