FREMS ™ treatment: reduces pain, and allows you to avoid taking medications

Those who suffer from lower back pain, neck or carpal tunnel pain can now undergo a treatment using the FREMS (Frequency Rhythmic Electrical Modulation System)  technology, adopted at the Ravenna Hyperbaric Centre.

Pain will be reduced from the first session onwards, and you can start the treatment even in the most acute phase after a traumatic injury: treatment with FREMS is a valid alternative to pharmacological treatments and, in some cases, can avert the need for major surgical interventions. The cycle is usually about 15 sessions, but the protocol that has to be followed is decided during the visit with the doctor.  Each session costs 38 euros.

What is FREMS ™?
It is a technique that consists of biocompatible electrical signals generated bycomputerised neurostimulators which is administered via transcutaneous electrodes. The FREMS ™ signals are bio compatible in that, unlike traditional electrotherapies, they are modulated in frequency, amplitude and duration simultaneously, and are therefore able to interact with biological tissue. It is thought that pain is reduced from the first session, so it's ideal for treating trauma in the acute stage. It integrates seamlessly with other systems of rehabilitation, offering a viable alternative to pharmacological treatments, delaying or, in many cases, avoiding the need for surgery altogether.

Beneficial effects of FREMS ™
FREMS ™ promotes a healing effect and a rapid, lasting relief of pain with no side effects. As of today, some scientifically proven mechanisms of action have been shown to be promoted in specific sequences:

  • Analgesic effect
  • Increased micro circulation activity
  • Interaction with neuromuscular transmission


The effects that can be achieved are:

  • Pain reduction over time
  • Increased blood flow in the treated area
  • Relaxing activity


Who can use FREMS ™?
Patients with acute or chronic radiculopathy, like sciatica, cervical brachialgia or carpal tunnel syndrome that is refractory to other therapies or treatments. In addition to these applications, thanks to the experience gained at the Ravenna Hyperbaric Centre, FREMStechnology has been added to the therapeutic pathways for the following diseases:

  • Tinnitus
  • To stimulate the micro circulation in arteriopathies, regardless of the presence of lesions
  • Neuropathies
  • To speed up the healing time for problematic wounds


How do you have FREMS ™ treatment?
The specific treatment program and the number of sessions will be determined by the Hyperbaric Medical Centre. Depending on the protocol used, the average treatment is developed in packages of fifteen cycles, performed daily, and is carried out by using small transcutaneous electrodes in the area to be treated. The patient lies down on a bed, and once the electrodes are applied,  treatment that lasts an average of 30 minutes begins.

Contraindications for FREMS ™
The therapy has no contraindications, except for people who wear pacemakers and spinal cord stimulators.

How much does FREMS ™ treatment cost?
The treatment costs 38 euros, and it applies to a treatment cycle lasting, on average, fifteen sessions: the duration and possible addition of other treatments is decided on a case by case basis by the Hyperbaric Medical Centre. Depending on the disease, it may be necessary to repeat the cycle three or four times per year.

For information about the course of treatment with FREMS ™ and to book an appointment, contact the Secretary at the Hyperbaric Centre - phone +39 0544 500152, email