Q. What is Interferential Electro-Therapy
A. Interferential Electro-Therapy is a special form of electrical current that is administered at the site of a soft tissue injury, especially muscles, for the blocking of pain.
Q. How does it work?
A. Small amounts of electrical current are induced into affected soft tissues to decrease spasticity and reduce swelling. This widely used technique safely strengthens muscles and helps reduce painful symptoms.
Q. What does Interferential Electro-Therapy feel like?
A. Patients generally feel a slight tingling sensation at first. Since your body may become accustomed to the initial setting, the intesity may be raised during the course of your 15 minute treatment for maximum healing effect.
Q. Why is Interferential Electro-Therapy Used?
A. Interferential Electro-Therapy has been used as an effective form of pain relief. It is recommended in cases in which pain is accompanied by swelling, inflammation and muscle spasticity.
- Reduces pain sensation
- Helps decrease swelling
- Promotes general muscle tone
- Speeds the healing process
Welcome to Now Care Pain Relief, where we are dedicated to providing our patients with the most effective and innovative treatments available. If you are looking for a non-invasive and drug-free way to relieve your pain, then you’ve come to the right place. Our chiropractic clinic is proud to offer Interferential Electro-Therapy, a cutting-edge treatment that uses electrical impulses to reduce pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms.
Indications for Interferential Electro-Therapy
Interferential Electro-Therapy is a safe and effective treatment that can be used to address a variety of conditions. Here are some of the indications for Interferential Electro-Therapy:
- Acute and Chronic Pain: Interferential Electro-Therapy is an excellent option for those experiencing pain, whether it’s acute or chronic. The electrical impulses help to block pain signals from reaching the brain, providing immediate relief.
- Inflammation: Interferential Electro-Therapy is also effective in reducing inflammation. The electrical impulses help to increase blood flow to the affected area, which in turn reduces swelling and inflammation.
- Muscle Spasms: Muscle spasms can be incredibly painful and disruptive. Interferential Electro-Therapy can help to relax tight muscles and reduce spasms, leading to less pain and greater mobility.
- Nerve Pain: Nerve pain can be debilitating, and traditional pain medications may not always be effective. Interferential Electro-Therapy can provide relief by stimulating the affected nerves and blocking pain signals.
- Sports Injuries: Interferential Electro-Therapy can be a valuable tool for athletes recovering from injuries. It can help to speed up the healing process and reduce pain and inflammation, allowing athletes to return to their sport faster.
Contraindications for Interferential Electro-Therapy
While Interferential Electro-Therapy is generally considered safe, there are some contraindications that must be taken into consideration. Here are some contraindications for Interferential Electro-Therapy:
- Pacemaker: If you have a pacemaker, you should not undergo Interferential Electro-Therapy. The electrical impulses can interfere with the functioning of the pacemaker, leading to potentially life-threatening complications.
- Pregnancy: Pregnant women should avoid Interferential Electro-Therapy, as the effects on the developing fetus are not yet known.
- Metal Implants: If you have metal implants in the area being treated, you should avoid Interferential Electro-Therapy. The electrical impulses can interfere with the functioning of the implants and cause pain or other complications.
- Cancer: If you have cancer or have undergone cancer treatment, you should avoid Interferential Electro-Therapy. The electrical impulses can interfere with the functioning of cancer cells and potentially promote their growth.
- Skin Conditions: If you have any skin conditions, such as open wounds or rashes, in the area being treated, you should avoid Interferential Electro-Therapy. The electrical impulses can cause further irritation and delay the healing process.
Procedure for Interferential Electro-Therapy
Interferential Electro-Therapy involves the use of a small device that delivers electrical impulses to the affected area of the body. Here’s what you can expect during a typical Interferential Electro-Therapy session:
- Preparation: Your chiropractor will begin by preparing the affected area of your body. They may clean the skin and apply a conductive gel or pads to improve the transmission of the electrical impulses.
- Application of electrodes: The electrodes will be placed on your skin around the affected area, and the electrical impulses will be delivered through them.
- Adjustments: Your chiropractor will adjust the frequency and intensity of the electrical impulses to ensure maximum effectiveness and comfort.
- Duration: A typical Interferential Electro-Therapy session lasts between 10 and 20 minutes.
- Post-treatment: After the treatment, your chiropractor may recommend additional therapies, such as stretching or exercises, to further improve the effectiveness of the treatment.
Potential side effects of Interferential Electro-Therapy
While Interferential Electro-Therapy is generally considered safe, there are some potential side effects that you should be aware of. These side effects are typically mild and temporary, and may include:
- Skin irritation: Some patients may experience skin irritation or redness around the area where the electrodes were placed.
- Tingling sensation: You may experience a tingling sensation during the treatment, which is normal and not a cause for concern.
- Headache: In rare cases, Interferential Electro-Therapy may cause a mild headache.
- Muscle twitching: Some patients may experience muscle twitching during the treatment, which is also normal.
- Nausea: In rare cases, Interferential Electro-Therapy may cause nausea or dizziness.
Interferential Electro-Therapy is a safe and effective treatment that can provide relief from a variety of pain and inflammation-related conditions. At Now Care Pain Relief, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the most innovative and effective treatments available, and Interferential Electro-Therapy is just one of the many therapies we offer. If you’re interested in learning more about Interferential Electro-Therapy or any of our other treatments, contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced chiropractic professionals. Let us help you live pain-free and feel your best!