Muscle Stimulator / Pain Management

  • Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) and Interferential Stimulation (IFT)
  • IFT: deep tissue stimulation, improving blood flow and reducing swelling and inflammation, relaxing spasm
  • NMES: contraction/relaxation of atrophied or impaired muscle fibers, muscle re-education
  • Proprietary product of Elite Medical Supply of New York

Features

  • Portable & easily self-administered
  • Timed programs with 14 pre-set therapy protocols
  • Compliance meter – monitors patient usage
  • Physician pre-sets of therapy & maximum amplitude
  • Lifetime of supplies included

Ordering Information

Please fax your orders to: (716) 712-0882 or our toll free fax at: (866) 712-0882.

References

  • A 2004 multi-center clinical trial assessed IFT as an adjunct to manipulative therapy for acute low back pain. At 12 months follow-up overall measures of physical function and bodily pain showed a statistically significant trend favoring combined therapy (average 90% greater improvement with IFT added, P=0.04, Spine;29: 2207-2216).
  • A 2010 meta-analysis assessing the efficacy of IFT for both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions found evidence supporting its pain relieving effect versus placebo (Phys Ther. Vol 90(9): p1219-1238).
  • A 2011 paper on chronic low back pain, found significant reductions in pain and disability scores, and much higher percentages of stopped pain medication in the IFT treatment group versus controls (Sao Paulo Med J; 129(4):206).
  • A randomized, double-blind study on IFT therapy after knee surgery, with IFT self-administered at home, found statistically significant improvement on pain scores, edema, range of motion and decreased use of pain medication (Clin J of Sport Medicine (2003) 13:16).
  • A randomized, double-blind trial, studying self-administered NMES for back pain, found that NMES treatment was associated with almost twice the pain relief of placebo (p<0.001, Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1997 Jan;78(1):55).
  • A 2001 randomized, double-blind trial assessing NMES as an adjunct to exercise for non-acute low back pain found significantly improved lumbar spine function with NMES (Journal of Pain 2(5):295).