InterX Case Studies

April 30, 2010
Living With RSD - Radio Program

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My guest today is Janice Walker, the Clinical Director from the InterXTherapy Clinic. She will be discussing an innovative new device that has been helping people with RSD and other conditions. InterX® therapy is safe, drug free and non-invasive. Hand-held and battery operated, the InterX® products use advanced Interactive Neurostimulation technology to deliver treatment for a variety of medical conditions. The InterX® products have proven effective for: * Acute and chronic pain relief and the resulting increase in range of motion * Neuropathic and nociceptive pain * Reducing rehabilitation times from sports injuries and other acute trauma * Muscle relaxation, reducing muscle cramps and spasms * Enhancing neuromuscular re-education The InterX® products carry the European CE mark and is 510(k) cleared by the US FDA as a pain management device device. The InterX® products have been safely and effectively used to treat thousands of patients throughout the world.

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Tags: RSD, Living with RSD, pain management, acute pain, chronic pain
March 15, 2010
Total Knee Replacement

Pain is usually the main presenting osteoarthritic problem for which patients seek relief. Primary elective Total Knee Replacement (TKR) is most commonly performed for knee joint failure caused by osteoarthritis and rheumatoid type of arthritis. TKR is a painful procedure that has seen the postoperative implementation of a number of strategies to advance patient comfort and early mobilization.

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By Dr Zulia Valayeva Frost, Drena Taylor RN. Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli, Wales (U.K.)
Tags: Total Knee Replacement, Case Studies
March 1, 2010
Total Hip Replacement

Post-operative pain is associated with increased hospital length of stay, delayed ambulation, and long-term functional impairment. Whereas appropriate caution is warranted in administering opioid analgesics to older adults, it has been demonstrated that improved pain control may decrease length of stay, enhance functional recovery, and improve long-term functional outcomes. Thus, the need for non-opioid pain control is apparent.

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By Dr. Arvind V Peddada, MD Physiatrist, Dr Gerhard Maale, MD Orthopedic Oncologist
Tags: Total Hip Replacement, Hip Replacement
February 17, 2010
Low Back Pain

Low back pain is a costly illness for which electrical stimulation is commonly recommended. According to the National Institute of Health, Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on lower back pain, the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work. Previous systematic reviews and practice guidelines have reached discordant results on the effectiveness of electrical stimulation for low back pain.

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By Janice Walker OTR, Dr Zulia Valeyeva Frost MD
Tags: Low Back Pain, Chronic Lower Back Pain
February 2, 2010
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD)

Complex regional pain syndrome is described as a disease of the autonomic nervous system. The condition develops over time and is often related to a previous significant trauma. The purpose of the case history is to explain the process of treatment of CRPS using a new form of non-invasive neurostimulation called InterX Therapy and the successful outcome that was achieved with the patient described.

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By Janice Walker OTR, Paul Magee
Tags: CRPS, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
January 8, 2010
Total Knee Arthroplasty

Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a painful procedure that has seen the postoperative implementation of a number of strategies to advance patient comfort and early mobilization. The aim of postoperative analgesia is to make patients as comfortable as possible with the lowest possible morbidity from analgesic modalities, such as cardiorespiratory or central nervous system depression.

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By Dr. Arvind V Peddada, MD Physiatrist, Dr Gerhard Maale, MD Orthopedic Oncologist
Tags: Total Knee Arthroplasty, TKA
January 5, 2010
InterX vs Baseline

Non-invasive interactive neurostimulation (InterX ®) methodologies for treating post-operative pain and facilitating recovery after injury have been anecdotally known to be effective and more recently proven efficacious in clinical trials. InterX is FDA cleared for the treatment of acute and chronic pain, however a recent clinical trial showed reductions in inflammation in the treated group compared to control. While the pain relief mechanisms are widely accepted, the mechanism(s) by which a reduction of inflammation
occurs is not well documented. In this study it is hypothesized that changes in lymphocyte metabolism, gene expression and cytokine production following InterX® treatment may illustrate mechanisms of action related to the body’s inflammatory response.

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By Gail Pyne-Geithman, D.Phil., Joseph F. Clark, Ph.D, Paul Magee, University of Cincinnati, Department of Neurology, Cincinnati, Ohio & Neuro Resource Group, Plano, TX
Tags: InterX Results, InterX
January 4, 2010
InterX vs TENSJFC

A previous InterX study which examined the effect of Interactive Neurostimulation pre and post treatment was extended to include volunteers treated with a TENS device to compare the physiological response following another form of electrical stimulation. As the amplitude used with the InterX is approximately three times higher than TENS and the current density up to ninety times higher, it is hypothesized that a significantly greater physiological response will occur following InterX than following TENS.

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By Gail Pyne-Geithman, D.Phil., Joseph F. Clark, Ph.D, University of Cincinnati, Department of Neurology
Tags: InterX Results, InterX
Linsey Heidelberg

Linsey Heidelberg was enjoying her teenage years and looking forward to her first step of independence, turning 16 years old. In addition to being a vibrant leader and National Honor Society member, Linsey loved gymnastics and was a three-time All-American cheerleader.

In August 2004, Linsey suffered a knee injury. After two months of physical therapy, she returned to cheerleading. One week after returning to the squad, Linsey suffered a fractured vertebra (L4 Pars Defect) performing a stunt at practice. This serious injury resulted in a back brace and later surgically implanted wires and screws to stabilize her back. Although Linsey had begun to recover from these two accidents, increasing pain in her leg and back caused her condition to deteriorate until she began to suffer seizures, sometimes lasting up to six hours, due to the intense pain.

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Tags: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)