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Exploring Electrotherapy Treatments for Spinal Issues

An Overview of Electrotherapy Treatments for Spinal Issues

Understanding Electrotherapy Treatments

This term is used to describe treatments that involve the applications of forms of energy to the body. They aim to produce effects that have the goal of improving symptoms or recovery.

Effectiveness and Risks of Electrotherapy Treatments

These treatments have not been proven to be effective in clinical trials, but some patients may find the treatments giving some relief. The risk of harm is low, but also the probability of benefit is low. As a result, it is considered one of the less effective treatment options.

Different Types of Electrotherapy Treatments

  • TENS - Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

TENS, or Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, is the application of small electrical currents through pads applied to the skin.

  • PENS - Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

PENS, or Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, is the application of small electrical currents through needles inserted into the skin.

  • Interferential Therapy

Interferential Therapy is the application of medium frequency electrical currents through electrodes applied to the skin.

  • Low Level Laser Therapy

Low Level Laser Therapy uses a probe with a single wavelength of light applied through the skin to the area of symptoms.

  • Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic Ultrasound is the use of high-frequency sound waves to deliver mechanical energy to the local area.

EUROSPINE is a society of spine specialists of various disciplines with a large knowledge of spine pathologies. All well-known and accepted treatment modalities for spine pathologies are represented by the members of the society. However, the Society cannot accept any responsibility for the use of the information provided; the user and their health care professionals must retain responsibility for their health care management.

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