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Microcurrent for Pain
Management at Trilogy Medical

May 2, 2022

Pain is the most common reason that people go to the doctor.  When you are in pain, it is hard to focus on almost anything else. It is estimated that about 20% of adults experience chronic pain, and this number goes up with age. So if you’re hurting, you’re not alone.   

Western Medicine has two primary answers to chronic pain: drugs and surgery.  Medications can be helpful for numbing the pain, but ultimately don’t fix the underlying problem.  If there is a profound structural problem, surgery can be useful, but in many cases surgery is not appropriate or has a low chance of success. Surgery can also be risky, expensive, and lead to taking weeks off from activities you enjoy.   

At Trilogy Medical, Dr. Jeff Lester, D.O. and Amber Weiss, PA-C, LAc offer several unique options for helping our patients manage pain.  In fact, integrative pain management is one of our specialties.  We offer a multi-pronged approach that is customized to your situation.  One of our newest tools for helping to reduce pain and speed healing is microcurrent therapy.  Microcurrent therapy sessions are quick, painless, and affordable, often providing both immediate and cumulative reduction in pain.  

Microcurrent therapy uses extremely small amounts of electrical current (millionths of an amp) to help relieve pain and help heal soft tissues of the body.  When you have an injury, normal electrical activity in that area gets disrupted.  Our microcurrent device produces electrical signals like those naturally occurring when the body is repairing damaged tissues.  By applying similar electrical currents, the healing process is enhanced.  

The electrical current used in microcurrent therapy is so small that it is rarely felt.  However, the water-moistened electrodes used to conduct the current may seem cool when first applied.  The treatment usually takes about 15 minutes to complete.  We are able to see a reading on the computer screen that shows us how blocked or disrupted the energy is in your injured area.  As the treatment is applied, those numbers generally show significant improvement.     

By approximating the natural electrical currents of the body, microcurrent therapy benefits include helping: 

  • Speed the healing process
  • Reduce swelling and inflammation
  • Mask acute and chronic pain
  • Release muscle trigger points
  • Improve soft tissue regeneration

We’ve seen great success with knee pain, shoulder injuries, neck pain, low back discomfort and injuries to the wrists or ankles.  We recently had a case where a man had pain in his foot that was so severe he could hardly stand.  It improved so much that he could walk without much pain after just 3 sessions.  Most people require 4-6 weekly sessions to see clear results.  

If the pain is severe and requires our multi-pronged approach, then we can utilize our other unique skills including biologic injections with natural cellular material, homeopathy, anti-inflammatory herbs and acupuncture.  

There is a saying in Chinese Medicine: “Bu Tong Zi Tong. Tong Zi Bu Tong.” It means, “When there is blockage, there is pain.  When there is no blockage, there is no pain.” All of the tools we use seek to minimize or eliminate that blockage.  Microcurrent therapy can offer a quick jumpstart on that journey.  

If you are interested in trying a session of microcurrent therapy with us, we are offering a special for the month of October.  While microcurrent is not currently covered by Medicare, we do strive to make it affordable.  Your microcurrent sessions are just $95 each, or $75 each if you purchase a package of 6.  

If you would like to meet first to discuss which approach is right for you, please call our office to set up an appointment with Amber Weiss, our physician assistant and licensed acupuncturist. In a 20-minute appointment that is covered by Medicare, she can guide you through the best steps for how we can help you get out of pain, sometimes permanently.  For more information or to book your session, email Amber Weiss at amber@trilogymedical.net or call our front desk at 831-600-8117.


  • Dr. Lester Was the Only One Who Could Help My Son

    Dr. Lester has done so much for my family. When there was no one else that could help my son, he was the one that did. He takes the time to get to know people. Know after 2 years of helping get my son back on track. He is helping the rest of the family. Thank you so much Dr. Lester for all your help!

  • Friendly and Caring Team

    Friendly environment full of ppl who care and remember you by name when walking thru the door.

  • Treatment is Effective and Easy

    I just want to let you know how much the last treatment has improved a variety of issues that I had before. I am so impressed with how this just eased away my ailments. Dr. Lester’s treatment is such a wholesome, easy way to deal with what I was experiencing.

    Mark J.
  • Got My Life Back After Thyroid and Adrenal Issues

    I got a lot of good information from Dr. Lester in dealing with ongoing thyroid and adrenal issues, specifically with regard to supplements I’d never heard of that really improved some symptoms. I will never stop going to him because he has given me my life back. My family thanks him!

    Barbara M.
  • Homeopathy for Infertility and Hormonal Balance

    I am grateful to have Dr. Lester as my family’s doctor. For two and a half years I had infertility challenges. Through homeopathy, he guided my body to hormonal balance. As a result, I was blessed to give birth to two beautiful boys. My whole family continually seeks care from Trilogy Medical—for sickness and other health issues, even emotional wellness. We have a complete health team to take care of all of our needs. Each appointment I have with Dr. Lester is an opportunity to learn further what Homeopathy can do to help our family.

    Sadie R.
  • Pediatrician Referred Us to Dr. Lester When Antibiotics Failed

    My young twin boys had ear infections for 3 months that 4 courses of antibiotics did not help. My pediatrician suggested I see Dr. Lester for homeopathy treatment. I had remembered that my friend’s son had suffered from chronic ear infections years ago and she went to see Dr. Lester and was very pleased with the results. Dr. Lester’s treatment was brilliant. The ear infections cleared up and when my sons got sick again they did not get any repeat ear infections. His evaluation and course of treatment worked so well for them that we now use him in conjunction with our regular pediatrician. Our pediatrician was quite happy with the results as well. I would also like to add that his staff is very compassionate, friendly and professional and made a stressful situation more comfortable and smoother. I highly recommend Dr Lester, he is a wonderful doctor!!

    Kathleen J.
  • Integrative Medicine for ADD

    I have suffered with ADD all my life.I came to see Dr. Lester about 3 years ago, a referral from a friend. During my first appointment I felt heard for the first time. He did some testing, and put me on a supplement regimen. Dr Lester uses Integrative medicine. I followed his regimen. It has been a slow process, but well worth it. Using more natural ingredients has made me a much healthier person. I am thrilled with the results. Dr. Lester really knows his business, and I would highly recommend him to anyone. If you want a better quality of life, Dr. Lester through integrative medicine is the one to see. He’s the best.

    Martha R.
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