X-ray stimulation is a low-risk and low-side-effect radiation therapy for treating pain in benign diseases. X-ray stimulation is mainly used to treat inflammatory joint diseases such as osteoarthritis. Treated the diseased area with a low dose of radiation. There is a regression of the inflammatory changes and thereby also the pain symptoms. As a rule, however, the improvement is not noticeable immediately, but only sets in with a delay of sometimes several weeks.
-knee osteoarthritis (gonarthrosis)
-Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis)
-heel spur (calcaneodynia)
-painful frozen shoulder (periarthropathia humeroscapularis)
-achilles tendon irritation (achillodynia)
-tennis elbow, golfer arm (medial and lateral epicondylopathy)
-avoiding ossification after joint operations (heterotopic ossifications)
Procedure and preparation before radiation therapy
Depending on the disease and the specific treatment goal, a suitable field size and the energy of the X-ray radiation are selected at the beginning. The individual irradiation time is calculated from this.
A series of treatments usually consists of six treatments administered two to three times a week. A single exposure only takes about 20 seconds. If the improvement is not satisfactory, the entire series of therapy can be repeated a second time.