Chronic Pain Specialist

Be The Change Health &
Wellness Center

Family Practice & Integrative Medicine located
in Columbia, MD

Pain Relief Services Q & A

What are pain relief services?

Pain relief services are treatments and procedures that reduce pain, especially chronic pain, that can be hard to manage and affects you for a very long time. Relieving your pain doesn’t just mean less pain: It can also improve your sleep, energy, and productivity.

Be The Change Health & Wellness Center offers Frequency Specific Microcurrent™ (FSM) therapy to reduce pain using low-level electromagnetic pulses.

The FSM machine emits vibrations at a frequency that affects certain tissues throughout your body. These vibrations stabilize the chemical structure of the tissues to make them more stable and less inflamed.

Within your cells, FSM increases adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a molecule that helps convert stored calories into energy. The increase in ATP production helps your body repair damaged cells. FSM also decreases inflammatory cytokines to reduce inflammation, which in turn reduces pain.

What should I expect during pain relief services?

It might feel a bit intimidating coming in for your first FSM pain relief treatment at Be The Change Health & Wellness Center. Knowing what to expect can ease some of your anxiety, and your provider can answer all of your questions about FSM before you start.

You should arrive for your appointment wearing comfortable clothing. Upon your arrival, you lie on an examination table as your provider places warm, damp towels over various parts of your body, depending on your reasons for needing pain relief services.

Your provider connects the towels to the FSM machine, which sends low-level currents to your body for 30-120 minutes. You don’t feel any discomfort or pain throughout the FSM procedure, but you might feel some warmth or the sensation of your tissues softening.

Who can benefit from pain relief services?

Pain services like FSM can relieve pain and inflammation linked to numerous common conditions that tend to cause nerve or musculoskeletal pain. You should come in for an FSM consultation if you have pain from any of these common conditions:

  • Tendinitis
  • Kidney stones
  • Disc injuries
  • Shingles
  • Herpes
  • Burns
  • Wounds
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neuromas
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Muscle soreness
  • Concussions and brain injuries

If FSM isn’t the right choice for you, your provider at Be The Change Health & Wellness Center might recommend a personalized wellness plan to ease your pain. Supplements, dietary changes, and exercise can all improve your wellness if you have long-lasting or severe pain.

If you’re interested in Frequency Specific Microcurrent for pain relief, request an appointment over the phone or book online at Be The Change Health & Wellness Center today.