Prerequisite for success: a precise diagnosis
A careful physical examination, supplemented as appropriate by X-rays, MRI and nerve tests, identifies the injured tissue. This can be a torn intervertebral disc, an inflamed joint capsule or tendon, a muscle tear or nerve irritation.
Treatment procedure with Axomera stimulation
Fine needles are placed at the precise location of the injured tissue. An undulating electric field, controlled by a microprocessor, is then applied. The body's response to the stimulation is continuously monitored electronically and the electric field is continuously adjusted. The treatment usually lasts 30 minutes. The stimulation is painless. As a patient, you may feel at most a slight, painless tingling sensation. Immediately after Axomera stimulation, the patient can get up and move about normally.
How to support the treatment
Take as little pain medication as possible just before the treatment. This allows the painful tissue to be identified more accurately. Do not inject cortisone just before or at the same time as Axomera therapy. If you are taking oral cortisone or blood thinners, be sure to discuss this with the doctor beforehand.
Number of treatments and prognosis
Usually, 2 to 6 treatments are required, each 3 to 7 days apart. An improvement of 30% to 80% is expected per therapy session. After the end of the treatment, the symptoms often continue to improve over the course of a few weeks until the patient is completely free of pain. In some cases, more than 6 treatments are necessary. Treatment success cannot be guaranteed in every case.
What to do after a session
Increased fatigue may be observed after therapy. This should be taken into consideration when driving. With over 10,000 treatments per year, Axomera is a carefully tested therapy. The risk profile for adverse effects is similar to acupuncture. Thus, Axomera can be classified as an extremely safe treatment. Despite the rapid improvement in symptoms that is frequently observed, abrupt physical exertion or sports activities should be avoided immediately after a session. Despite the rapid improvement, the tissue still needs time to heal fully. Gradually increasing exertion will support the healing process.
Axomera in combination with other therapies
Axomera can be combined with other therapies. It is possible to administer injections at the same session, as long as no cortisone is injected. Acupuncture treatments can also be combined with Axomera. When combined with acupuncture, an accelerated healing process is observed and the long-term success of the therapy can be improved. Once freedom from pain has been achieved, physiotherapy and physical therapy serve to strengthen muscles and restore complete joint function and normal movement.