There are a lot of good, quite recent products coming in the marketplace every week. Many of the products are in the medical industry as a result of cost containment and better treatment outcomes. Some of these are very promising and are worth an additional look. Some of these have distinguished themselves amongst their users, and are now being spoken well of around the medical forums and are also growing rapidly in user acceptance. Among those that are looking really good within the product category of non drug treatments for pain relief, is one called interferential pain machines, IF, or interferential therapy..
This useful product type is the brainchild of many years of work to bring the most used form of electrotherapy out of the clinic and to the patient at home or work. In lieu of paying $35 to $100 per 12 - 20 minute treatment the patient can now buy one unit, use frequently self treating to stop pain or prevent the recurrence of pain. What interferential pain machines do is allow the patient to self treat wherever necessary whether at home, work or when traveling.
The operation of scheduling a future Doctors visit to get an interferential treatment is basically a guessing game as to when/if the pain will reoccur and when it will happen. Often the treatment is not predicated upon the pain patients' condition but upon the availability of time in the future or upon the insurance company policy on allowances for office visits. Neither of these approaches has ever been in the patients' best interest.
With the advent of self treatment to prevent pain, not treat pain, a new paradigm of treatment, pain prevention, has emerged that is more cost effective to the patient and insurance company.
Rather than a patient having to take off work, which costs money to the patient, and hope an appointment for a clinical treatment of interferential will be done, the patient now takes a portable unit with them and can treat as needed. Over a one month time frame the cost per treatment can easily drop to a few dollars per treatment and also prevent the recurrence of pain in many cases. The new interferential therapy treatment is more cost effective than the use of drug medications and does not require continuing usage.
No longer must a patient wait to hurt and then seek help or guess at the next "pain episode" but now its stop the pain cycle and skip the "start hurting, get treatment" cycle.
Absolutely nothing is perfect, including interferential pain machines, but since this form of treatment has been around since 1953 as an exclusive treatment for health practitioners, it is now possible for the patient to self treat and make their own determination to the efficacy.
Possibly the main drawback to the interferential pain machines is how to use them effectively. It is one thing to have the Doctor/ practitioner demonstrate, assuming the practitioner knows the correct procedure, but now with the advent of internet learning anyone can be taught. The use of video has changed the instructional component of using medical devices with outstanding results for patients. What information not learned, or forgotten, can be constantly watched in the videos or if necessary by text on web sites, blogs, Facebook Fan pages etc. No longer will a patient have to depend upon whether the practitioner really knows how to use a certain product but now the patient can be self taught and taught correctly on the specific device. Setup is easy with interferential units simply requiring turning on, simple adjustments to fit the pain of that moment, and electrode placement. A video can move the process step by step at anytime, any day for any patient that needs additional instruction and at no additional cost.
The bottom line here is that interferential pain machines have an excellent history loaded with 1000's of successes from chronic pain patents treated in clinics. A fast-growing new client list is emerging with the advent of improved technology for self treatment becoming available. If any patient is actively in pain, it might be worthwhile taking a closer look at this new line of products for pain control and prevention, maybe even test one. That there are so many happy clients over the last half century can seldom be wrong...
You will find all the details at Google search by simply typing in "interferential therapy", or "interferential video" on YouTube search and learning of the non narcotic pain remedy of interferential pain machines that are 100% safe and non addictive or harmful.
A video showing the clinical unit in site and the portable unit with discussion available at: