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using interferential on the jaw

is it safe, being on the head?

Zephaniah Waks

7 months ago

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Dr Sandy Rennie
Dr Sandy Rennie

Hi again Zeph.

Perhaps you should consider trying TENS instead of IFC. See this article by Abe et al for TENS and the TMJ. Journal of Clinical Medicine 2020:9, 3330;doi:10.3390/jcm9103330

Cheers, Sandy


thanks 4 that! i took the gamble & tried it b4 your reply. when i turned it up to feel sth, it played with an eye muscle, lightly spasming it! turning it down did nothing at all, & in fact i saw somewhere that it doesn't much help jaw pain. cheers, & thanx 4 giving professional advice on a forum like this, z

Dr Sandy Rennie
Dr Sandy Rennie

Hello Zephaniah.

Yes Interferential current is safe to use on the jaw. It may be best used in pre-modulated mode with one channel and two electrodes as opposed to the traditional 2-channel, 4-electrode approach.

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