PEMF for Pain Relief
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) stimulation can be an alternative, cost-effective, non-intrusive, non-medicated and simple to use approach in pain management with practically almost no side effects. In fact, pain relief is one of the top applications of PEMF stimulation. Low-frequency Pulsating ElectroMagnetic fields can help to address pain in many different ways. However unlike many other allopathic solutions, PEMF for pain relief application is more than just treating the symptoms. It can also address the underlying causes of the pain, like inflammation.
How PEMF treats Pain?
PEMF can treat pain either directly or indirectly. Direct mechanisms include affecting the neuron firing, calcium ion movement, membrane potential, endorphin, dopamine level, nitric oxide, and nerve regeneration from both the magnetic and micro-current generated from the stimulation. Indirect mechanism including improve circulation, reduce muscle tension, edema, increase oxygenation level in blood, reduce inflammation, promotes healing, prostaglandins hormones production, increase cellular metabolism and overall cellular energy level.
Depending on the nature and severity of pain, PEMF can be used as standalone or as a complementary solution to pain management and treatment. PEMF treatment can be applied for almost any type of pains including
- Back, neck, shoulder, arm or any musculoskeletal pain
- Headache, migraine or tension related pain
- Inflammation, swelling, bruises, sprain due to physical injury
- Muscle pain due to tear and strain from workout or exercise
- Dental pain
- Post surgery inflammation and pain relief
- Neurological related pain like neuropathy
- PMS, menstrual pain
- and many more…
Different approach of PEMF treatment (frequencies, intensity, duration) should be considered for different nature of pains. Nevertheless for acute physical pain, medium to higher intensity localized PEMF may yield faster result, whereas for chronic, neurological related (or unidentified source of pain), low-intensity full body system could offer a better result over time.
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Recent Scientific Studies on PEMF for Pain Relief
Low-energy Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy Reduces Pain in Fibromyalgia: A Randomized Single-blind Controlled Pilot Study (Jun 2022)
The Efficacy of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields on Pain, Stiffness, and Physical Function in Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (May 2022)
Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) as an adjunct therapy for pain management in interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (Jun 2021)
Therapeutic application of light and electromagnetic fields to reduce hyper-inflammation triggered by COVID-19 (Apr 2021)
Role of pulsed electromagnetic fields after joint replacements – World Journal of Orthopedics (June 2020)
Short-Term impacts of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy in middle-aged university’s employees with non-specific low back pain: A pilot study (Jul-Aug 2019)
Low Frequency pulsed electromagnetic field promotes functional recovery, reduces inflammation and oxidative stress, and enhances HSP70 expression following spinal cord injury (Jan 2019)
Adenosine Receptors as a Biological Pathway for the Anti-Inflammatory and Beneficial Effects of Low-Frequency Low Energy Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (Feb 2017)
Pulsed magnetic field versus ultrasound (US) in the treatment of postnatal carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS): A randomized controlled trial in the women of an Egyptian population (Jan 2017)