Pulsed Radio Frequency Therapy Specialist in Surrey, BC
Pulsed radio frequency therapy (PRFT) is a medical procedure used to alleviate pain and treat certain medical conditions. It involves the application of electromagnetic energy in the form of pulsed radiofrequency waves to specific nerves or tissues in the body. For more information, contact us today or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at #208 – 1676 Martin Dr., Surrey, BC V4A 6E7. We serve patients from Surrey BC, White Rock BC, Grandview Heights BC, Campbell Heights BC, Newton BC, Morgan Heights BC, and surrounding areas.
Pulsed Radio Frequency Therapy
The STIMPOD NMS460 is a pulsed radio frequency device that has recently been developed and it has been discovered that it appears to have profound effects in the treatment of neuropathic disorders that may arise from many different aetiologies.
Complex regional pain syndromes, neuropathic pain, neuropathies, and post-surgical pain, to mention a few, may fall under this category.
Symptoms involved in these neuropathies may include numbness, pins and needles, hyper- or hypo-aesthesia, and other unpleasant sensations. They may also include pain that is intense, shooting, twinging, searing, electrical in nature, with or without paraesthesia. Along with all or some of the aforementioned symptoms, there may also be a loss of function and decreased mobility.
A pulsed radio frequency (PRF) device that is externally applied, non-interventional, and provides 133 kHz of power via a tiny probe to a nerve or area, such as a joint or muscle, that may be implicated in a neuropathic, neurogenic, or nociceptive disease, is used as the therapy. The peripheral nerve or even the central nerve root that feeds the painful location is the area that is most frequently treated.
The gadget is applied: • for 5 minutes to a nerve location; • frequently only needs 3 treatments (even once every week) to permanently eliminate the aforementioned symptoms
A patient may even claim that stimulating a nerve with NMS reproduces the painful sensation, as the probe that delivers the current is very effective at identifying the involved nerve and may even cause fasciculations along this nerve pathway.
- Fasciculation may boost nerve activity, which in turn stimulates muscle action. If the muscular support system’s strength rises, pain alleviation may be enhanced.
- Reconnection to the wounded area is created centrally by reactivating particular motor pathways to the brain that may have lain dormant (under certain circumstances).
- Proprioception and muscle strength in the affected area could both improve as a result.
- Along with pain alleviation, post-treatment improvements in strength and mobility have positive impacts on the continuation of other/usual pain treatment methods as well as the rehabilitation stage of a condition.
- Patients with Bell’s palsy who showed improvement in measurement scores with this treatment even after six months of poor to no response with standard physical modalities were able to clearly see these benefits.