Studies have shown PEMF therapy relieves pain.
You are back to normal usually in just few weeks after PEMF therapy (depending upon the condition of pain).
Pain is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. It can be very distressing, especially when that pain becomes chronic. Conventional methods of pain management aren’t working. Chronic pain is the number one cause of long-term disability in the United States. Also, in Canada, 20 % of the population over the age of 18 is suffering from chronic pain. Generally, anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) are given to patients with chronic pain, but long-term use of NSAIDS come with damaging side-effects. Over 30,000 North Americans die every year from gastric bleeding because of NSAIDS. Many others have permanent side effects which diminish quality of life.
Chronic Pain and PEMF
PEMF Therapy is emerging as a very powerful tool to help treat the underlying conditions which lead to chronic pain. One study published in 2014 had a primary objective to investigate the analgesic effectiveness of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy. It was administered twice daily over a 45-day period in 34 subjects (68% female) with persistent or recurrent pain. The results were very promising as the vast majority of patients reported clinically meaningful improvement in overall well-being.
In yet another study involving patients with shoulder impingement syndrome, researchers were able to conclude that the combination of PEMF therapy and regular shoulder rehabilitation exercises were very beneficial to alleviating pain and healing the condition. The decrease in pain was also accompanied by an improvement in muscle function and strength.
People suffering from lower back pain may be in luck as well. A randomized, double blind, placebo controlled clinical trial studied the effectiveness of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) in patients with chronic lower back pain. PEMF therapy produced significant pain reduction throughout the observation period compared with baseline values. There were no significant differences in the placebo group.
In conclusion, PEMF Therapy has shown that it can reduce pain and the disabilities caused by pain. It appears to be a potentially useful therapeutic tool for the conservative management of chronic pain.
An open-label pilot study of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy in the treatment of failed back surgery syndrome pain. Wayne L Harper, William K Schmidt, Nicole J Kubat, and Richard A Isenberg. Int Med Case Rep J. 2015; 8: 13–22.
Pulsed electromagnetic field and exercises in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Galace de Freitas, Marcondes , Monteiro, Rosa, Maria de Moraes Barros Fucs, Fukuda. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Feb;95(2):345-52.
Efficacy of pulsed electromagnetic therapy for chronic lower back pain: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Lee PB, Kim YC, Lim YJ, Lee CJ, Choi SS, Park SH, Lee JG, Lee SC. J Int Med Res. 2006 Mar-Apr;34(2):160-7.