electrotherapy

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Synonyms for electrotherapy

the therapeutic application of electricity to the body (as in the treatment of various forms of paralysis)

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So this study was planned with the objective to compare the effects of LASER therapy and Interferential current on post stroke shoulder pain.
Interferential current (IC) can alter nerve conduction, in addition to stimulating the central mechanisms of analgesia.
Fuentes JP Armijo Olivo S, Magee DJ, Gross DP Effectiveness of interferential current therapy in the management of musculoskeletal pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
2010) reviewed and meta-analyzed the available information regarding the efficacy of interferential current in the management of musculoskeletal pain.
Among these forms of medium frequency electrical stimulation, interferential current (IFC) is a device frequently used clinically, with a higher tissue penetration and less discomfort when compared to low-frequency current.
Specifically, Cookson alleged that Price placed an interferential current (IFC) device on his knee and left him unattended for 40 minutes, resulting in further injury to Cookson's previously damaged knee and necessitating additional surgery on Cookson's prior total knee replacement.
Pain treatment options include TENS (electrical stimulation to skin), cervical traction, ultrasound, moist heat, interferential current, iontophoresis (electrical current used to stimulate drug-carrying ions), stretching, manual therapy, and exercise programs.
In a pilot trial with eight children who had refractory constipation, the group used transcutaneous electrical stimulation using interferential current delivered by four electrodes.
Transcutaneous stimulation using interferential current was applied for 20 minutes three times per week for 3-4 weeks using four surface electrodes, placed in front of and behind the umbilical area.
The NexWave[TM] is capable of delivering both transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, interferential current as well as neuromuscular electrical stimulation.
The first 2 treatments were provided by an associate chiropractor who performed soft tissue therapy and interferential current to control her pain, along with SMT in a postero-anterior direction to the mid thoracic spine.
The aim of this study was to investigate the short-term effects of interferential current, which is a physical treatment modality, on chronic myofascial pain syndrome.
The Endomed 182 is a device for interferential current therapy with T.