What is Interferential Stimulator?

Category: Procedures

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Generic name: Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

Interferential electrical stimulation delivers therapeutic frequencies to tissue. This deep tissue penetration can be adjusted to stimulate parasympathetic nerve fibers for increased blood flow.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fibromyalgia 2 1
Increase effect of another treatment 2 0
Muscle spasms in lower back 2 5
Pain 2 1
Complex regional pain syndrome type I 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
3
Mild
3
None
1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Interferential Stimulator

Side effect Patients
Itching and rash from patch adhesive 1
Stiffness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Interferential Stimulator

Dosage Patients
as needed 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 1
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1 patient evaluation for Interferential Stimulator

Nov 9, 2013 (Started Nov 10, 1987)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in spine)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle spasms in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (itching and rash from patch adhesive)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Medication has reduced number of times I need to use this to rarely.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: itching and rash from patch adhesive

Nov 26, 2009 (Started Nov 10, 1987)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle spasms in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in spine)
  • Side effects
    Mild (itching and rash from patch adhesive)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: itching and rash from patch adhesive

Nov 22, 2009 (Started Nov 10, 1987)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle spasms in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in spine)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (itching and rash from patch adhesive)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: itching and rash from patch adhesive

Nov 14, 2009 (Started Nov 10, 1987)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle spasms in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in spine)
  • Side effects
    Mild (itching and rash from patch adhesive)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: itching and rash from patch adhesive

Nov 8, 2009 (Started Nov 10, 1987)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle spasms in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in spine)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (itching and rash from patch adhesive)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: itching and rash from patch adhesive

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