Trabert current is the unipolar, pulse, rectangular current with the pulse duration of 2ms and 5ms pause time. This course type is commonly applied in the treatment of spine pain syndromes.
Parameters and course type
Trabert current is the unipolar, pulse, rectangular current with the pulse duration of 2ms and 5ms pause time.
This course has a frequency of 143Hz which results from the casual mathematical calculations.
This course type is commonly applied in the treatment of spine pain syndromes.
This current has:
- an analgesic
- and congestive effect
Trabert current causes muscle tremors.
This is also called a pulse massage.
Method of performing treatment
The intensity of this current is crucial for the effectiveness of the therapy.
Too low – results in sensory irritation.
Too high – causes unwanted muscle contraction.
Trabert currents are commonly used in the treatment of spinal pain syndromes.
The most popular is segmental method.
Electrodes are placed at a distance of 3 cm between each other.
The cathode should be placed at the pain site.
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For carrying out treatments with the use of Trabert currents it is necessary to apply large electrodes.
To increase the electrode surface, large covers/pads should be used.
The range of applied currents is 15-25 mA.
Calculated dose of 0.2 mA/cm2 which gives 20 mA in the case of electrodes 10 x 10 cm (enlarged by covers/pads)