Northeast Family Chiropractic
213 N. Main St. USA
Marceline, MO 64658
Mon - Sat by appointment
Interferential Therapy works by sending small electrical impulses through the skin. These impulses stimulate underlying nerves and tissue reducing pain, edema and inflammation. This, in return, reduces or eliminates the need for most pain-related drugs. Interferential Therapy was first introduced over forty years ago. Due to the size and design of the clinical unit, Interferential Therapy has been traditionally applied in hospitals or clinics.
The "portability" and "ease of use" of BioMedical Life Systems, Inc.'s INF Plus™ changes this aspect and makes it possible to introduce Interferential Therapy to the home.
|Most patients find Interferential Electro-Therapy to be extremely beneficial and describe the treatment
as a faint "pins and needles" sensation.
Interferential Electro-Therapy is most often used for pain relief and to aid in reducing the swelling of soft tissues. Ligament sprains, muscle strains and spasms often respond to this treatment, helping to reduce atrophy and increase blood circulation.
ApplicationsInterferential Therapy is used in the treatment of circulatory disorders, range of motion, edema and muscle spasms.
AdvantagesSince Interferential Therapy has been in use for many years, its effectiveness is well documented. Studies have shown that patients using Interferential Therapy after surgery develop fewer post-op complications than those relying solely on narcotics for pain relief. Interferential stimulation does not cause respiratory depression. Interferential Therapy aids in circulation, increasing the recovery time for patients. Multiple treatments at home or work will typically speed the patient's recovery and allow earlier resumption of their normal lifestyle.
Commonly Asked Questions in Regards to Interferential TherapyAre Interferential devices safe? YES. Although the thought of electrical impulses being sent into the body may seem frightening at first, all you really feel is a slight vibrating sensation. Unlike many drugs, Interferential devices have no known side effects.
Who cannot use an Interferential device? Individuals with a pacemaker or patients who are pregnant should not use an Interferential device. Consult your doctor first.