InterX Therapy (Interactive Neurostimulation) – A Brief Overview
The InterX delivers an interactive, damped, bi-phasic, sinusoidal waveform through fixed stainless steel electrodes. The interactivity of the waveform ensures that the device adjusts its output in response to changes in skin resistance/ impedance.
The stimulation is delivered through small closely spaced electrodes without any damage to the skin or discomfort to the patient. As the InterX is impedance sensitive, it can be applied directly to the skin and moved around over the skin without conductive gels. This allows the user to be able to assess the impedance of the skin to identify and target optimal target optimal treatment points.
The interactive nature of the stimulation allows for a unique, evidence-based application that optimizes treatment parameters and thus achieves consistently good results across a broad range of conditions.
Research has shown that optimization of various treatment parameters can significantly increase the effectiveness neurostimulation across a broad range of conditions
- Optimal Treatment Points: InterX identifies low impedance points which relate to major nerve branches, trigger points, acupuncture points and localized areas of sympathetic skin response.
- High amplitude stimulation: InterX delivers stimulation safely and comfortably at 3-4 times higher amplitudes than would normally cause muscle contraction with TENS or IFT. The current densities delivered by InterX can be up to 100 times higher than a typical TENS and this has been shown to have significantly greater physiological response. This is made possible by the combination of the interactive waveform and the small, fixed electrodes.
- Varying Frequencies: A range of synergistic, analgesic mechanisms are activated when a wide range of frequencies are used. The InterX ranges from 15-480 pulses per second and the recommended protocol ensures that a broad range is delivered in every single treatment.
- Avoiding tolerance/accommodation Research has shown that repetitive treatments, treating for too long and using fixed frequencies mean that the body stops responding to neurostimulation after a period of time (sometimes as little as 4x20 minute treatments). By delivering short, infrequent treatments, to multiple treatment points (that change in every treatment), using a wide range of both high and low frequencies InterX helps to ensure that patient continue to respond to therapy over a course of treatments
InterX has been clinically proven to be effective on very complex chronic conditions that had not responded to any other treatment as well acute post-surgical orthopedic pain which has proven very difficult to treat with neurostimulation in the past.