Frequency-modulated low density microcurrents cause highly significant effects in the treatment of the complex regional pain syndrome Typ I (Morbus Sudeck).

Rauf Aliyev (
Klinik for Orthopädie and Traumatologie, Bethlehem Hospital Stolberg, Uni Aachen
March, 2010


The purpose of this study was to optimise the complex regional pain syndrome I (Morbus Sudeck, phases I and II) after an accident and/or an operation. In addition to the common standard methods, frequency-modulated alternating currents, which have been successfully treated using low-intensity, were applied. From August 2004 to December 2005 23 patients with complex regional pain syndrome I (Morbus Sudeck, phases I and II) got out-patient treatment. 21 patients went through the entire therapy cycle, 2 broke off prematurely. Depending on the gravity of the illness the ambulant treatment took 2 to 4 weeks. 22 months after the treatment a re-examination was carried out. Following the recently published highly effective therapy of different diseases , where a modulated alternating current (Interferential Current) was used and applied at low amperage, treatment was performed at very low current density (5 µA/cm²). The frequency of the micro current varied from 5 to 20 Hz. The response to the treatment was highly significant (p =0,012 to more than 0,001), as derived from the investigated parameters mobility, pain, reddening and swelling. Only paraesthesia did not respond to a statistically significant extent (p = 0,121).

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