What Are the Side Effects?
Though side effects are uncommon, they can occur. They may include:
- Allergic reaction
- Cardiac arrhythmia in patients with heart problems or a pacemaker
- Low blood pressure
- Fetal damage if the woman is pregnant and the pads are placed over the uterus
IFC, TENS and GS can be used in-home. These devices are powered by batteries, but may also come with an adapter to allow it to be plugged into an outlet. To reduce your risk of side effects and to reduce your chance of injury, it is best to consult with your chiropractor prior to use. He or she can show you how to properly use the device, can test the device out to see which intensity works best for you and can explain safety guidelines. For instance, electrodes should never be placed over the heart, throat, uterus (if pregnant), open wounds or areas of irritation.
To find out more, please contact our office.