The Chattanooga Primera TENS/NMES Complete Unit offers a unique dispense and a dispersed mode of stimulation which modulates between low (2 Hz) and high (70 Hz) frequencies. It's great for temporary pain relief and to facilitate and improve muscle performance. Get to know more here!
Actions and Benefits
- Mode of stimulation which modulates between low (2 Hz) and high (70 Hz) frequencies.
- Extensive range of programs configured.
- 8 TENS programs and 6 NMES programs.
- It has 4 treatment modes: Continuous TENS or normal, burst mode, modulation TENS and NMES (Neuro Muscular Electrical Stimulation)
- Low Battery Indicator: If the battery goes below 6.9 volts +/- 0.2 Volts the battery symbol will flash on/off once every second.
Indications of Use
- TENS programs: temporary pain relief.
- NMES: to stimulate and improve muscle performance.
- For the temporary relief of pain associated with sore and aching muscles in the lower back, upper extremities (arms) and lower extremities (legs) due to strain from and/or normal non-commercial household work activities.
- For adults.
- For both home or clinical therapy.
The TENS Current
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) uses a small battery-operated unit to provide a noninvasive method of controlling acute and principally long-term intractable pain. It can also be used as an adjunctive treatment in the management of post-surgical traumatic pain problems.
In TENS mild electrical impulses are transmuted through the skin via surface electrodes to modify the body’s pain perception. TENS does not cure problematic physiological conditions; it only helps to control pain perception.
There are millions of small nerve fibers throughout the body and it only requires a few impulses to produce chronic pain. In addition to small fibers, which allow the sensation of pain to be felt, the body is also made up of larger diameter nerve fibers. These larger nerve fibers transmit less unpleasant sensations such as touch or warmth, assisting us to form an impression of our environment. Stimulating the larger nerve fibers using TENS may have the effect of inhibiting the transmission of pain along the smaller nerve fibers to the spinal cord (known as the ‘Pain Gate Theory’).
What is NMES?
Neuro Muscular Electrical Stimulation has been used for many years to stimulate the muscle to treat a number of muscle and nerve-related conditions. Neuromuscular Stimulation is increasingly understood by therapists and physicians. There is a better understanding of the mechanisms that exist between nerves and muscles that makes it possible to stimulate the neuromuscular system with precise electrical signals. This equipment offers precision, giving full controls of Pulse Widths, Rates, Rampup Times, Work/Rest cycles as well as an alternating or synchronous application if two channels are used.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Do not place electrodes across the chest or heart.
- Stimulation should not be applied to the neck.
- Do not place electrodes over the abdominal region during menstruation periods.
- Do not use while sleeping.
- Never use on atrophied muscles, muscles with spasms, muscles associated with an impaired joint or limb, muscles with undiagnosed pain.
- Never use it when pregnant or if you think you are pregnant.
- Do not use it with demand-type cardiac pacemakers, defibrillators, or other implanted metallic or electronic devices.
- Do not use it over the eyes, heart or chest.
- Do not use it over areas of skin which lack normal sensation.
- Do not use it on people with the following medical conditions: epilepsy, cancerous lesions, abdominal or inguinal hernia, critical ischemia of lower limbs, blood flow deficiencies/venous thrombosis, heart problems/ condition.
- Brand name: Chattanooga
- Model: 07-7615
- Quantity: 01
- Product dimensions: 1.2" x 4" x 2.3"
- Item weight: 2 lbs
- Waveform: Asymmetrical, rectangular bi-phasic with zero DC current
- Amplitude: 0-80 mA into 500 Ohms load
- Selectable pulse width:175, 200, 200/100, 250/100 or 250/150µS (2% accuracy)
- Program pulse rate selection in the continuous mode: 2, 80 or 150Hz (2% accuracy).
- Modes: Continuous, Burst, Modulated and HAN.
- Burst Mode: Bursts of 9 pulses, 150Hz at 200µS, repeating twice every second.
- HAN: 2 Hz / 250 µS / 3 Sec. then 70 Hz / 150 µS / 3 Sec.; Repeat
- Time duration of programs: 1 hour or less per session.
- Amplitude: 0-80 mA into 500 Ohms load.
- Program selectable pulse width: 200µS or 250µS (2% accuracy).
- Program pulse rate selection: 12 or 35Hz (2% accuracy).
- Time duration of programs: 15 minutes
- UPC: 714905115911
- Primera Unit
- Lead wires
- Electrode Positioning Back Belt
- User’s Manual
- Always use this device in accordance with the manual. Read the manual before using the equipment.
- Do not insert lead wires into a mains power supply.
- Do not immerse the unit into water or any other substance.
- Do not use the Primera unit in the presence of a flammable anesthesia gas mixture and air or with oxygen or nitrous oxide.
- Never connect the Primera unit directly to a battery charger or any other mains powered equipment.
- Electrodes are for single patient use only - do not share electrodes with another person.
- Operation in close proximity (e.g., one meter, three feet two inches) to a shortwave or microwave therapy equipment may produce instability in the stimulator output.
- Simultaneous connection to a patient to high-frequency surgical equipment may result in burns at the site of the stimulator electrodes and possible damage to the stimulator.
- No modification of this equipment is allowed!
- Only use leads, electrodes and accessories provided by the manufacturer.
- Safety of electrical stimulation during pregnancy has not been established.
- Stop using the unit if you feel nausea or dizziness.