Pulse Electrical Magnetic Frequency (or PEMFs) help degenerative disc problems by reducing muscle spasm, relieving pain, reducing inflammation of the nerve being compressed by the disc, and improving circulation to the area. PEMFs allow for reducing the need for medications, physical therapy and chiropractic. With some patients the need for these services are completely eliminated. They also tend to reduce or eliminate the need for steroid injections into the back, which only provide temporary relief, anyway.
How PEMF Therapy Works
PEMF therapy has been used to treat pain and edema in soft tissue for over 60 years. The technology stemmed from radio frequency (RF) diathermy, which utilized a continuous electromagnetic field to produce heat in soft tissue.
A moving – or resonating – magnetic field can create currents without heating and thus directly alter cellular signaling. It has been firmly established that tissues including blood, muscle, ligaments, bone and cartilage respond to biophysical input, including electrical and electromagnetic fields. New studies show that with the proper field intensity and frequency, treatment with PEMF appears to be disease-modifying. The stimulation of TGF? may be a mechanism by which PEMF favorably affects cartilage homeostasis. Through calcium-calmodulin-dependent pathways, PEMF may also increase nitric oxide activity.
Fully functioning and healthy living tissue is alive with energy created by the movement of ions. In a healthy, optimally functioning cell, the membrane maintains a balance of ions inside and outside of the cell membrane – a balance that creates a measurable charge of bio-electricity necessary for normal cell metabolism.
Anything that contributes to the lowered energy state of the cell – including stress and injury – affects it’s ability to function to the fullest.
Unlike direct electrical stimulation, these powerful, ultra-short electromagnetic pulses have the ability to safely pass right through living tissue, and indirectly provide bio-available energy that triggers a cascade of events at cellular level.
Check out this Dr. Oz video below explaining the benefits of PEMF therapy in more detail:
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