Klinik Blankenstein patients benefit from "Pasha therapy"
The Blankenstein Clinic in Hattingen can offer a new therapy to patients with severe pain in the spine. In the anesthesia department of chief physician Dr. Dirk Neveling focuses on a multifunctional electrode ("Pasha electrode"). Since this method is only mastered in very few centers, the pain clinic at Blankenstein Clinic is enjoying great demand from patients from almost all parts of the country.
More and more people with radiating pain, especially in the neck or lumbar region, as well as with herniated discs or scarring after intervertebral disc surgery, are targeting the pain experts at the Blankenstein Clinic because of the good results of this minimally invasive therapy. Most patients have come a long way with a desperate search for help. In an average of four out of five cases, Dr. Dirk Neveling and his team help quickly and gently: “Even after long chronic illnesses, we can usually help to relieve the pain noticeably for a whole year. Another effect: Our patients can often stop taking their medication or reduce it significantly, which also greatly reduces the troublesome side effects. ”
The Blankenstein senior physician Michael Jokiel, who specializes in this procedure, explains the process: “The operation, which is carried out in sterile operating rooms, is done in a prone position under local anesthesia. The electrode is advanced under careful X-ray fluoroscopy in the spinal cord to the nerve segments from which the pain originates. At the root of the problem, the affected nerves are treated once with a pulsed high-frequency current (a kind of magnetic field therapy). In contrast to other pain therapies such as the denervation, no nerve structures destroyed. Mostly, the current treatment takes place in several segments of the spine. The well-padded electrode can then remain in place for one to two days in order to be able to continuously administer pain-relieving medication. After the probe catheter has also been carefully removed, the patient is monitored for a day or two. ”
Most patients are happy to accept the four-day hospital stay in view of the rapid onset of relief. The fear of the procedure, many say afterwards, is completely unfounded. On the fourth day, many patients go home with far less pain. In a small part, the beneficial effects begin one to three weeks after the procedure. If the success continues, the Blankenstein Clinic will continue to expand the range of “Pasha Therapy”. (pm)