After an auto accident in June 2009 I am still experiencing pain that feels like shooting electrical type of pain that goes into my right arm and fingers, I also have numbness pretty much most of the time in my pinky and ring finger of my right hand. It seems as if I move a certain way, sit or stand for prolonged time it happens. A full nights sleep is very rare! I have had the nerve blocks, and the last treatment was a rhizotomy(?)in November 2009. That seemed to make the pain worse for a short time, and then nothing, it did not work.
One of the doctors ordered a MRI and it was discovered that I had a torn rotator cuff which I had surgery for in Feb 2010 and I am presently attending therapy three times a week.
During this therapy after about three visits, because of the shooting back pains. therapy was not going so good. One of the therapists suggested that I have a Interferential Current treatment before my therapy that day. Man, what a relief! It seems some of the pain lessened and I was able to do much better with my shoulder therapy. Although it is only short lived and it seems that it makes me tired a short time after the treatment.
I also might add that when I get these shooting pains I have on occasion fell. One DR. stated that has nothing to do with the back injury, I'm here to tell you that it DOES!
I guess my question is has anybody used the "IFC" therapy for a prolonged period of time? Thanks for listining, it seems no one else is!