Pain.. we all have it from time to time. An astounding 100 million plus Americans suffer from chronic pain, or pain that lasts for more than 12 weeks, to a cost of more than $600 billion a year according to a report from the Institute of Medicine. With so many people suffering from the effects of pain, pain management is big business and one that unfortunately has had some very damaging effects. With a nation in the throws of an epidemic of drug dependency and overdose, the search for alternative and safe ways to manage pain are more important that ever before. To that end, one drug-free treatment is proving to be incredibly effective without any damaging or unwanted side effects. Enter Electromagnetic Pulse Therapy.
Electromagnetic Pulse Therapy (PEMF) is a treatment method that uses magnets to create pulsing and moving energy helping to change the way that the body copes with pain. FDA approved, this type of therapy has been around a long time… more than six decades in fact… though it is gaining popularity as a safe and effective way to treat pain and other conditions such as joint pain, swelling, wound healing, depression and even broken bones. Even Dr. Oz has presented the benefits of PEMF treatment on his popular television show.
As the use of PEMF continues to gain momentum, the National Institutes of Health have made PEMFs a priority for research. Additionally, PEMFs are already considered safe by various standards and organizations making this type of therapy a very good choice when it comes to the treatment of chronic pain. While more traditional doctors have been slow to adopt treatment with PEMF, Chiropractic Neurology has largely embraced the healing effects of the treatment as research shows that the human nervous system is strongly affected by PEMFs. In some cases, using PEMFT has eliminated the need for medications altogether. One 2006 study involving a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial in patients with chronic lower back pain found that the treatment significantly reduced pain and disability while another study in 2009 revealed that PEMFT was also effective in the management of osteoarthritis of the knee, reducing pain and returning function to patients. In addition, PEMF has led to faster injury recovery and has even been shown to enhance existing cancer therapies.
As the research into PEMF treatments continue, one thing is certain and that is the potential for the healing effects presented through PEMF treatments are wide and growing. If you are interested in learning more about how PEMF treatments can help you or a loved one, contact the team at Georgia Chiropractic Neurology Center today for your consultation.