Back pain is something you may have experienced yourself at some point and if not, the chances are high that you will, as over 85% of adults do. Only headaches occur more commonly than back pain.
Back pain, like any other pain, is your body’s way of communicating that something is not quite right. Back pain, specifically when it becomes chronic, can be extremely disruptive to your daily activities as well as recreational pursuits.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy is a safe and non-invasive treatment for acute as well as chronic back pain. Surgical options can, at times, cause more harm than good as is recommended that they should be viewed as a last resort in managing back pain. PEMF therapy, however, can be considered as an early intervention.
ACUTE VS. CHRONIC BACK PAIN
Acute back pain typically comes on quickly and will resolve in a few days or weeks. This pain lets you know that you’ve done something your body that it is not able to accommodate and should be viewed as a signal to rest.
Muscle aches, sharp or shooting pain, limited mobility, and flexibility are all potential symptoms. Acute pain is part of a normal healthy process to prevent further damage to the body. However, when the pain lingers for weeks and months it is then considered chronic.
Back pain lasts for three months or more, it’s known as chronic pain. Up to 10% of adults that suffer from back, pain end up with what has considered chronic pain Chronic pain has such a huge impact on daily life as it is more long term. Treatment options often become more expensive, more complicated, less effective, and with more risk
Chronic back pain can have a serious impact on the overall quality of life. Anxiety, depression, sleeping disorders, and other debilitating health issues can frequently occur when dealing with chronic pain.
WHAT CAUSES BACK PAIN?
Over time the cells in the body deteriorate or get injured and when that happens, they actually lose their magnetic charges as well as the ability to exchange ions. These magnetic charges are needed to exchange ions that carry chemical elements your body needs to function properly. Symptoms such as inflammation, fatigue, and pain are caused by these damaged cells with low charges.
Often times injuries, trauma, sports injury, disk problems, work accident, or sudden unexpected jolt to the body will cause stress and pain. Not to mention sources such as viruses, the natural degeneration of the spine, osteoporosis, congenital abnormalities, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and fibromyalgia. The sources of back pain are numerous and not always obvious but the pain that is triggered should never be ignored.
CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT FOR BACK PAIN
Common treatments for back pain often include ice, heat, rest, and medications. All can be are effective for acute pain conditions. Unfortunately, these methods are not as useful for the long-term management of chronic pain.
Other alternative treatments such as massage, acupuncture, and chiropractic manipulations can also be effective but are not always practical as long-term solutions as they can be costly, and often times insurance companies won’t pay for them.
Medications and surgery as treatment carry considerable risks. Medications can have serious side effects as well as become addicting and surgery is invasive and risky, to say the least.
BACK PAIN TREATMENT WITH PEMF
PEMF stands for Pulsed Electromagnetic Field. PEMF therapy sends pulsed energy waves to targeted areas of the body. The waves move through the cells in those damaged regions and stimulate and encourage healing. PEMF therapy can be used to target pain response centers in the brain, helping to regulate brain function as well.
Pulsed magnetic fields can also dramatically improve oxygen utilization in injured tissues and promote cell repair. Various scientific investigations have shown that pulsating magnetic fields can reduce pain sensations almost immediately.
PEMF can be used to target back pain, whatever the source. Because chronic back pain can occur if the brain receives the wrong signals from nerve cells, thus targeting the brain with PEMF’s can be very effective in treating this pain.
Pulsing Magnetic Field Therapy (PMFT) penetrates all cells, increases ion exchange, normalizes circulation, and increases oxygen utilization of the cell.
PEMF technology targets the affected area and restores cells’ healthy electromagnetic charges. PEMFs is an amazing treatment for back pain as it allows the body to heal itself and relieve pain quickly and naturally.
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