I had my cervical spine fused C4-C7 back in 2015. I've recently been to PT and felt some relief of the pain between my shoulder blades with the PT's TENS unit (the pads put between my shoulder blades). I was considering buying a home unit online. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to say the manufacturer here (it's a common brand) but it said you can't use it with any metal implants. It also didn't say this TENS unit was good for relief of upper back or neck pain but it did say you can apply the pads between your shoulder blades, confusing.
I called customer service and the rep said it's NOT recommended I use their unit because I have titanium in my neck. I told her but my titanium is not an electrical device, she said it didn't matter. I thought I was asking in an over abundance of caution and didn't expect her to say I couldn't use it. I pressed her a little more, she put me on hold to ask a supervisor and came back with the same answer. I really think they are confused but now I don't feel comfortable buying their particular device.
I'd like to find a good brand that works well and use pads between my shoulder blades like at PT. Also, I'm hoping the pads are easy to re-buy and don't wear out too quickly.
I was wondering if anyone out there has used a TENS unit successfully after a cervical spine fusion? If your able to tell me the manufacturer I'd love to know.