Using microcurrent therapy to treat the after effects of radiotherapy
Posted on 26th October 2017 at 16:34
When patients go through radiotherapy it can cause muscle fibrosis which is when the muscle stops working properly and the range of movement within the muscle is reduced or limited and leads to pain associated with movement. In a clinical investigation of impedance-controlled microcurrent therapy for managing radiation-induced fibrosis in head-and-neck cancer patient in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics (September 1, 2002), microcurrent therapy was found to improve the range of motion in 92% of the 26 patients who were treated with impedance-controlled mircocurrent therapy for 1 week due to experiencing late effects of radio therapy. This investigation has shown that microcurrent therapy can be beneficial to those affected by radiation-induced fibrosis.