@Froggy56@stolicat That asymmetry is perfectly normal and super common. It comes down to genetics. There isn’t really anything you can do about it. It’s not much more asymmetrical than, say, Sylvester Stallone’s abs.
All MP3 jokes aside, I got this whenever it was on here last. I figured for less than $20, maybe it was worth a shot.
Surprisingly, it was the only device among my many back-rearranging gadgets that actually stopped the wretched muscle-fuckery going on between my shoulder blades. Granted, it didn’t do much until I cranked it to the point of involuntary muscle seizing, which doesn’t feel so great while it’s happening.
Two “treatments” of 40 agonizing minutes per day for a week got my bust-ass back in working order. I thought for sure it was on the order of snake oil when I got it, but then I saw her face.
The retail price of this is utterly meaningless given the site is sold out of it and presumably all but three other insanely overpriced products… Yet even the two heat packs or the “boiling bag” which aren’t explicitly sold out appear to have no way to add to one’s cart.
More realistically, these things tend to hover around the $30 mark online, so this is still a good deal if you need one.
Okay, but how/where do you get replacement pads for the this and how much do they cost? Will most brands/styles of replacement pads work? That’s a fairly important piece of information I’d need before I’d buy it, and I’m in the market for a TENS unit.
@billchase2@CFan@CFan Well, mfr website says that it’s $20 for four pads and they’re out of stock (and basically everything they have is out of stock) so that’s definitely a no-go. But I agree with billchase2, how do you make sure an off brand ordered from somewhere else is compatible? What’s the key word to look for to make sure it would work? I can’t even start to calculate an average price point unless I know I’m looking at the right thing.
@meiran I bought a very similar unit on Meh a while back, and initially shared your concern re: replacement pads. But, a quick search of the 'zon, 'bay, or any of the other usual suspects will show they are abundantly & cheaply available.
Most descriptions will list the models they are NOT compatible with, but I’ve yet to see somacare on any list. I purchased a variety pack(2 different size pads) of 20 for around $10.
While I’ll abstain from any medical claims, I’m happy with the product. And as others have pointed out, definitely crank this thing up slowly as there seems to be a fine line between soothing and “dear lord, make this stop!”
@billchase2@meiran This model looks 100% like the one I purchased a while back(just a different model , all the way down to the 3.55mm connectors. Now I know Meh occasionally sells items on the cheap, because a company went rogue and ignored industry standards. I’m 99.99999999% positive that this is not the case here. I managed to get some Discount Tens and they work great. Maybe a fraction less sticky than the originals, but that’s just nitpicking.
@meiran, IDK you’ll have to do the research. I would call a medical supply company to start. It seems the pads are fairly “generic” from the many sights I’ve found. Amazon has a bazillion After a quick search here’s one sight I found with some information: https://www.thegoodbody.com/tens-unit-pads/
Every mfr is going to suggest you buy from them (with any product). I mean for 15.00 and having to spend a few bucks goofing with pads, it’s worth the experiment.
Then you’ll know what you want/need when you spend the big bucks.