Interferential current (IFC) is a treatment modality used by many physical therapists.
We typically use IFC in combination with chiropractic adjustments to reduce pain, reduce muscles spasm, reduce swelling, and promote tissue healing.
The treatment is not painful, patients describe it as a tingling or buzzing feeling.
Electrodes are placed in the area of complaint and stimulate the musculature for a numbing effect and therefore natural pain relief as well as healing. Electrodes also create small muscle contractions that essentially fatigue tight muscles and result in relaxation.