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Interferential Electric Stimulation

Arundel Medical Group, Inc.

Primary Care Practice & Chiropractor located in Glen Burnie, MD

If you have arthritis, sciatica, or another type of chronic pain and you’d like a medication-free option for pain relief, consider interferential electric stimulation. This safe, non-invasive therapy can also address pain due to acute injuries. The experts at Arundel Medical Group, Inc., offer interferential electrical stimulation to provide natural pain relief and support healing. To learn more, schedule a consultation with a skilled provider at Arundel Medical Group. Call the office in Glen Burnie, Maryland today, or request an appointment online.

Interferential Electric Stimulation Q & A

What is interferential electric stimulation?

Interferential electric stimulation, also called interferential current stimulation, is a type of therapy that stimulates the nervous system to relieve pain and promote healing. 

How does interferential current stimulation work?

Interferential current stimulation delivers low-frequency electrical pulses through your skin to peripheral nerve tissue. These pulses block the nerves from transmitting pain signals to your brain. Interferential current stimulation also enhances cellular repair to promote your body’s natural healing process.

What are the benefits of interferential electric stimulation?

Interferential current stimulation relieves pain and increases local circulation while reducing inflammation and swelling. It can also contract small groups of muscle fibers to improve muscle tissue health.

Which conditions can interferential electric stimulation address?

Interferential current stimulation offers non-invasive, medication-free pain relief for a variety of conditions, such as:

  • Chronic pain
  • Acute injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tendonitis
  • Sciatica
  • Chronic pain

The experts at Arundel Medical Group use interferential electric stimulation therapy on its own and in conjunction with physical therapy, chiropractic care, and other treatment options.

What does interferential electric stimulation feel like?

To perform interferential current stimulation therapy, your skilled provider attaches pads containing electrodes to your skin around the target area. During stimulation, you may feel a slight tingling sensation, but this isn’t painful. Your provider gradually increases the level of stimulation during your session, checking in with you to make sure the treatment remains comfortable.

How many interferential electric stimulation treatments will I need?

You might experience pain relief after just one interferential current stimulation treatment. Most of the time, however, a series of treatments are needed for best results. 

Your provider at Arundel Medical Group designs a treatment plan based on your individual needs. Your personal plan may include physical therapy, chiropractic care, medication, and other treatment options to provide maximum pain relief and healing.

Is interferential electric stimulation safe?

Interferential current stimulation has been used safely to address pain for many years. It’s appropriate for most patients, but if you’re pregnant or you have a pacemaker, your provider may recommend a different approach to address your pain.

To learn more about how interferential electric stimulation can provide natural, drug-free pain relief, schedule a consultation at Arundel Medical Group, Inc. Call the office today to make your next appointment, or request one online.