Do you suffer from a painful condition? Do you have severe pain and restricted mobility due to chronic inflammatory joint, bone, cartilage or soft tissue diseases (signs of wear) or inflammation of joints or tendons?
If this is the case, low dose radiation therapy can be the right pain-relieving solution for you.
Strahlenzentrum Hamburg can manage pain effectively.
We’re the experts in low dose radiation therapy.
Clinical studies underscore just what an impact this therapy makes. As a result, you can hope to achieve full, or nearly complete pain relief.
Non-invasive low dose radiation therapy at our clinic can make a big improvement to your mobility.
Your orthopaedist, surgeon or family doctor will usually refer you for low dose radiation therapy.
German health insurers will also pay for the treatment
WHAT IS LOW DOSE RADIATION THERAPY?
Low dose radiation therapy, LDRT, is also referred to as radiotherapy for benign illnesses, or radiotherapy for osteoarthritis. The therapy is carried out using a linear accelerator. In contrast to malignant diseases, the dose of radiation is significantly lower.
At Strahlenzentrum Hamburg, low dose radiation therapy is used in particular to treat inflammatory diseases of the joints and musculoskeletal system. It also acts on excessive growth of scar tissue or also on excessive bone growth in places where it’s not intended. Low dose radiation therapy has an anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving impact on osteoarthritis. The tissue isn’t damaged in the process and no changes are made to the bones.
Other therapeutic areas: heel spurs also respond well to low dose radiation therapy. It’s is also good at treating other connective tissue diseases of the foot and hand, such as Plantar fibromatosis or Dupuytren’s contracture (and especially in the initial phase).
WE’RE THE EXPERTS IN LOW DOSE RADIATION THERAPY.
An interesting fact:
- We’ve carried out more than 50,000 sessions of low dose radiation therapy at Strahlenzentrum Hamburg
- Every year, we treat more than 2,000 patients with benign conditions at our clinic.
- Low dose radiation therapy is used to successfully treat more than 50,000 patients with benign conditions throughout Germany every year – and the trend is rising
- A more than 90% success rate speaks for itself
- This is a pain-relieving therapy with no side effects
- With a long-lasting effect
- Resulting in much better mobility
- Clinical studies have corroborated its effectiveness, meaning that German health insurers will pick up the costs
DOES LOW DOSE RADIATION THERAPY WORK IMMEDIATELY?
It’s usually carried out over 1 to 3 courses. One course consists of 6 sessions. One single session of low dose radiation often only takes a few seconds and you feel no pain.
Significant pain relief is not immediate, but usually noticeable after a few weeks. If the pain still persists after several months and hasn’t improved dramatically, low dose radiation therapy at the Hamburg clinic can be repeated.
You can find a range of diseases treated with low dose radiation therapy at Strahlenzentrum Hamburg. Get in touch with us if you can’t find your disease.
During a consultation, we’ll see if low dose radiation therapy is suitable for you.
WHAT SIDE EFFECTS SHOULD I EXPECT FROM LOW DOSE RADIATION THERAPY?
Low dose radiation therapy means exposure to radiation is very low, so you won’t perceive treatment as very stressful or have any side effects.