INTERFERENTIAL ELECTRO THERAPY RELIEVES PAIN
Hummel Chiropractic offers Interferential Electro-Therapy. This is a therapeutic treatment to aid in the relief of pain from sprains or spasms, and the promotion of soft tissue healing. This therapy accomplishes this with a very low simulated frequency that is put on the soft tissue. Tiny amounts of electrical impulses are induced into the tissues in the vicinity of the injury. Where these waves intersect below the surface of the skin, a low-frequency stimulation is created. This prompts the body to secrete endorphins and other natural pain killers to help relieve pain.
Most patients find Interferential Electro-Therapy to be extremely beneficial. The feeling of this therapy is very light and most patients feel very comfortable during the treatment. Patients often describe the treatment as a faint “pins and needles” sensation. It is most often used for pain relief and to aid in reducing the swelling of soft tissues.
CONDITIONS TO USE INFERENTIAL ELECTRO-THERAPY
This therapy has been used extensively to help manage pain, edema, and inflammation due to soft tissue irritation from trauma or degenerative changes. It can be used for pain associated with several conditions including:
- Back pain
- Strains and sprains
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
- Degenerative joint disease
- Interstitial Cystitis
Ligament sprains, muscle strains and spasms often respond to this treatment, helping to reduce atrophy and increase blood circulation.
Patient benefits include:
- Safe and effective alternative to pain control medications
- Reduces painful symptoms
- Decreases local swelling
- Promotes muscle tone
- Restores normal movements
- Releases the body’s natural pain killers
- Accelerates the healing process
- Non-addictive and minimal side effects