Special Pain Therapy

We are working successfully with the following special pain therapy methods:

  1. Electrothermal (with heat)
  2. Percutaneous cryoanesthesia (with cold)
  3. Therapeutic blockage (local injection therapy)
  4. Diagnostic blockage (local injections)
  5. Orthokin epidural injections or in joints
  1. Electrothermal (with heat)

This method is also used for facet syndrome. In contrast to cryoanalgesia, a high frequency probe is inserted through a hollow needle, which heats up the nerve to 90° Celsius and it is thereby irrevocably sclerotized. As with all methods, this is only performed following extensive preliminary examinations and strict indication. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and under constant screen monitoring. Experiences with these methods have been very good. No side effects, inflammations or phantom pain.

  1. Percutaneous cryoanesthesia (with cold)

With this method a probe is inserted through a hollow needle and the respective nerve is iced up using liquid gas cooled to 70° Celsius. The tissue structure thereby remains intact so that the nerve cells can regenerate after several months. This method is used if worn out vertebral joints trigger pain as a result of pressure on the nerves (facet syndrome). Here, the prolapsed vertebral disc material cannot be removed to expose the constricted nerve as with a herniated disc. The pain conduction can only be blocked through icing.

  1. Therapeutic blockage (local injection therapy)

With the local injection therapy, local anesthetics, corticosteroids or a combination of both components are used. The injections improve circulation, reduce pain and stop the inflammatory processes. The following types of injections are used for different areas:

  1. Epidural injection (in the spinal canal)
  2. Injection in the cerebrospinal space (intrathecal)
  3. Subcutaneous injection (wheals under the skin)
  4. Facet infiltration (targets the joint more)
  5. Paravertebral injection (targets the spiral nerves more)
  1. Diagnostic blockage (local injections)

Diagnostic blockage is used to localize the source of the pain. During this procedure, local injections are used to temporarily block a nerve. In doing so, it is ensured that the active substances have the targeted effect during pain therapy.

  1. Orthokin epidural injections or in joints

Our body has certain proteins that are able to significantly reduce ischial pain and to stop inflammation of the nerve root. Unfortunately, the body does not produce enough of the inflammation inhibiting protein on site. The Orthokin procedure replicates the amount of helpful proteins and makes them available for a targeted therapy. Your blood is necessary for this therapy. It is extracted from a vein in the arm with a special syringe. Then the proteins are isolated and replicated. Afterwards, this serum provided by your own body is injected into the inflamed area. The effectiveness of this method has been clearly proven through studies and, moreover, no side effects have been observed.

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