Interferential Current Therapy (IFC) is the evolution of TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation). Low level electrical stimulation is applied to areas of pain on the body which has been shown to reduce both chronic and acute pain in a number of conditions. It is a noninvasive form of treatment which can help with post surgical and post trauma acute pain. IFC has minimal side effects and is not addictive.

IFC therapy has been used considerably to help manage pain, inflammation, irritation from trauma and degenerative changes, which may create less dependence on drugs of dependence.

What does IFC stand for?

Interferential Current.

How does IFC therapy work?

IFC therapy works where the stimulation of two electrical mediums with varying frequencies are intercepted. Pain transmission messages through this interception are interfered with at the spinal cord level involved which can then create a reduction.

How does interferential current work?

IFC therapy works where the stimulation of two electrical mediums with varying frequencies are intercepted. Pain transmission messages through this interception are interfered with at the spinal cord level involved which can then create a reduction.

How does IFT reduce pain?

IFC therapy works where the stimulation of two electrical mediums with varying frequencies are intercepted. Pain transmission messages through this interception are interfered with at the spinal cord level involved which can then create a reduction.

What is IFC used for?

IFC therapy works where the stimulation of two electrical mediums with varying frequencies are intercepted. Pain transmission messages through this interception are interfered with at the spinal cord level involved which can then create a reduction.

Is interferential therapy effective?

IFC appears to be superior to other electrical stimulative techniques in reducing pain for some patients.

What is IFC electrical stimulation?

IFC therapy works where the stimulation of two electrical mediums with varying frequencies are intercepted. Pain transmission messages through this interception are interfered with at the spinal cord level involved which can then create a reduction.

Does electrical stimulation increase blood flow?

Yes it does increase blood flow which in turn will support healing.

What are the side effects of electrical stimulation?

There are minimal side effects though in rare cases electrotherapy can sometimes leave slight irritation of the skin beneath the electrodes.

Can electrical stimulation burn fat?

Yes to a small degree though not as much as regular exercise and a controlled diet.

Does electrical stimulation help nerve damage?

There may be a small noticeable improvement to patients with nerve damage.

How often should you use electrical stimulation?

3 times a week for 6 weeks for optimal results.

What does electrical stimulation do to muscles?

It increases blood flow which sends more nutrients to the area which then can promote more rapid healing and may also reduce pain too.