Interferential Therapy works by sending small electrical impulses through the skin. These impulses stimulate underlying nerves and tissue reducing pain, edema and inflammation. This, in return, reduces or eliminates the need for most pain-related drugs.
Interferential Therapy was first introduced over forty years ago. Due to the size and design of the clinical unit, Interferential Therapy has been traditionally applied in hospitals or clinics.
The “portability” and “ease of use” of BioMedical Life Systems, Inc.’s INF Plus™ changes this aspect and makes it possible to introduce Interferential Therapy to the home.
Interferential Therapy is used in the treatment of circulatory disorders, range of motion, edema and muscle spasms. Post-op patients will use the device 3 times a day for 15 minutes over a period of 14 – 30 days.
Since Interferential Therapy has been in use for many years, its effectiveness is well documented. Studies have shown that patients using Interferential Therapy after surgery develop fewer post-op complications than those relying solely on narcotics for pain relief. Interferential stimulation does not cause respiratory depression. Interferential Therapy aids in circulation, increasing the recovery time for patients. Multiple treatments at home or work will typically speed the patient’s recovery and allow earlier resumption of their normal lifestyle.
Commonly Asked Questions in Regards to Interferential Therapy
Are Interferential devices safe?
YES. Although the thought of electrical impulses being sent into the body may seem frightening at first, all you really feel is a slight vibrating sensation. Unlike many drugs, Interferential devices have no known side effects.
Who cannot use an Interferential device?
Individuals with a pacemaker or patients who are pregnant should not use an Interferential device. Consult your doctor or clinician first.
How do I use the Interferential device?
Your physician will place two sterile adhesive strips on your skin one on each side of your surgical incision and will connect these to your Interferential device which provides the pain-relieving and edema-reducing stimulation.
Is an Interferential device difficult to use?
No. An Interferential device is about the same size as a transistor radio and is about as easy to use. Your doctor or clinician will instruct you on how to use your Interferential device. You may have to make minor adjustments from time to time, but this is easily done.
Will an Interferential device work for me?
Interferential Therapy has been used extensively for managing post-surgical, post-traumatic acute pain, edema and inflammation reduction. It has been used successfully for a wide variety of procedures such as:
- Hernia Repair
- Gall Bladder
Neurosurgery / Orthopedic
- Low Back Surgery
- Hip/Joint Repair
- ACL Repair
- Carpal Tunnel Obstetrics / Gynecology
- Cesarean Section
- Hip Replacement
- Sports Injuries
- Joint Mobilization Podiatry
- Hammer Toes
- Tarsal Tunnel
- Penile Implants
How expensive are Interferential devices?
When compared with the cost of lost time for recovery after surgery and continuing expense of drug therapy, an Interferential device is a very cost-effective means of treatment.
Does my insurance policy cover the cost of renting an Interferential device?
Because Interferential Therapy is a proven method for pain, edema and inflammation reduction, most insurance carriers pay for the rental or purchase of the device.
How long will I have to use my Interferential device?
Depending upon your condition, Interferential devices can be rented for short periods of time from two weeks to several months.
How do I receive the supplies necessary to use the Interferential device?
Your Health Care Dealer will send you supplies (electrodes, lead wires and batteries) on a weekly basis. They are knowledgeable in what your needs will be.
What if my Interferential device breaks?
BioMedical Life Systems, lnc.’s Interferential device carries a limited warranty period. Contact your Health Care Dealer for further information.
How do I get an Interferential device to be used after surgery?
Before obtaining an Interferential device you must first have a prescription from your physician. Once you have a prescription your Health Care Dealer can supply you with an Interferential device from BioMedical Life Systems, Inc.
Why choose BioMedical Life Systems, lnc.’s Interferential device?
BioMedical Life Systems, Inc. has been manufacturing electro-modalities for over 20 years. We manufacture quality devices that are both user friendly and proven effective in both pain relief and in edema reduction.
Where can I get further information on Interferential?
You can talk to your physician or contact your Health Care Dealer. For more information or the name and address of your nearest BioMedical Life Systems, Inc. Health Care Dealer, call toll free (800) 726-8367.