We offer several different forms of electrical treatment to aid in the relief of pain and the promotion of soft tissue healing after injury. Interferential (from the word, “interference”) is one of the very best. How does it work? 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. What does it feel like? Most patients find it to be extremely beneficial and describe the treatment as a faint “tingly” sensation. Why is it used? It 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 and get well more quickly.
- Reduces painful symptoms
- Decreases local swelling
- Promotes muscle tone
- Releases the body’s natural pain killers
- Accelerates the healing process