Interferential neurostimulation (IFN) is a noninvasive therapy used primarily to provide symptomatic relief from edema. inflammation, chronic intractable pain, and post-surgical and post-trauma acute pain. It is a safe and effective alternative to pharmacological approaches, for it has minimal side effects and is non-addictive. The only adverse reactions associated with electrotherapy may include skin irritation beneath the electrodes.
IFN has been used in physical therapy treatment for many years and has been proven to be very safe. It has been found to be especially helpful in treating back pain, arthritis, strains and sprains, neuralgia, complex regional pain syndrome, shingles, and degenerative joint disease. However, use should be avoided on individuals with pacemakers and near the low back or abdomen of pregnant women.
At The Bresler Center, IFN is used not only to relieve acute and chronic pain and muscle spasms, but also to stimulate muscle growth in professional athletes and patients with degenerative muscle-wasting illnesses such as multiple sclerosis and myasthenia graves.