Therapy for Neuropathy
What is PEMF Therapy?
PEMF, short for Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy, is a non-invasive therapy that uses electrical energy to directly stimulate cellular repair. PEMF allows your body to heal at its deepest level and can boost and recharge stressed and damaged cells.
How Does PEMF Therapy Work?
Inside each of your cells are tiny organelles called Mitochondria that act as energy powerhouses for our body. Overtime the membrane of our cells that expells cellular waste weakens due to stress, environmental toxins, inflammation and more, causing the mitochondria in the cells to be unable to produce energy as before. PEMF therapy aids in cellular renewal by “shocking” the cell with a magnetic current. This helps break apart toxins from the cell membrane surface and re-balance the positive ions outside and negative inside of the cell.
PEMF Therapy for Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy, caused by damage to nerves from diabetes, autoimmune disease or injury, can cause weakness, numbness and pain in the hands and feet. Many patients with neuropathy often describe a feeling of pins and needles in their feet, legs or hands. Often patients are given pain relievers or anti-depressants to relieve symptoms of neuropathy but do not treat the underlying damage to the nerves and cells.
How Does PEMF Therapy Help Neuropathy?
Research has shown that pulsed electromagnetic waves applied in PEMF therapy can help reionize cells damaged by neuropathy. Patients receiving PEMF for neuropathy in Atlanta, GA have experienced reduction of pain and improvement in firing and reflex of the motor neurons.
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Other Benefits of Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy
- Reduces all types of pain
- Reduces swelling and inflammation
- Increases cellular oxygen absorption and cellular energy
- Faster healing of injuries
- Increased blood and fluid circulation
- Accelerates tissue repair
- Promotes cellular detoxification
- Improves degenerative nerves and tissues
- Stimulates endorphin and serotonin release in the brain to improve depression/anxiety
- Stimulate stem cells
PEMF Therapy Studies
A total of 33 patients were screened, and 28 patients, aged between 60 and 83 and affected by bilateral knee osteoarthritis, were enrolled in this study. They received PEMF therapy on the right leg for a total of three 30-minute sessions per week for a period of 6 weeks, while the left leg did not receive any treatment and served as control. An intravenous drip containing ketoprofen, sodium clodronate, glucosamine sulfate, calcitonin, and ascorbic acid, for a total volume of 500 mL, was administered during PEMF therapy. At baseline and 3 months post-PEMF therapy, Visual Analog Scale (VAS) was used to assess knee pain and Western Ontario McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) was used to measure knee pain, stiffness and physical function.RESULTS:Changes in VAS and WOMAC scores were calculated for both knees as baseline minus post-treatment. A two sample Student’s t-test, comparing change in knee-related VAS pain for PEMF-treated leg (49.8 ± 2.03) vs control leg (11 ± 1.1), showed a significant difference in favor of PEMF therapy (P < 0.001). A two sample Student’s t-test comparing change in knee-related WOMAC pain, stiffness, and physical function for PEMF-treated leg (8.5 ± 0.4, 3.5 ± 0.2, 38.5 ± 2.08, respectively) vs control leg (2.6 ± 0.2; 1.6 ± 0.1; 4.5 ± 0.5 respectively), also showed a significant difference in favor of PEMF therapy (P < 0.001). No adverse reactions to therapy were observed. CONCLUSION: The present study shows that PEMF therapy improves pain, stiffness and physical function in elderly patients affected by knee osteoarthritis. PMID: 24106421
Low frequency pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) can provide noninvasive, safe and easy to apply method to treat pain, inflammation and dysfunctions associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) and PEMF has a long term record of safety. This review focusses on the therapeutic application of PEMF in the treatment of these forms of arthritis. The analysis of various studies (animal models of arthritis, cell culture systems and clinical trials) reporting the use of PEMF for arthritis cure has conclusively shown that PEMF not only alleviates the pain in the arthritis condition but it also affords chondroprotection, exerts antiinflammatory action and helps in bone remodeling and this could be developed as a viable alternative for arthritis therapy. PMID: 20329696
Back pain and the whiplash syndrome are very common conditions involving tremendous costs and extensive medical effort. A quick and effective reduction of symptoms, especially pain, is required. Magnetic fields appear to have a considerable and statistically significant potential for reducing pain in cases of lumbar radiculopathy and the whiplash syndrome. – Neuro Rehabilitation PMID: 12016348
This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial studied the effectiveness of pulsed electromagnetic therapy (PEMT) in patients with chronic lower back pain. PEMT produced significant pain reduction throughout the observation period compared with baseline values. The percentage change in the NRS score from baseline was significantly greater in the PEMT group than the placebo group at all three time-points measured. The mean revised Oswestry disability percentage after 4 weeks was significantly improved from the baseline value in the PEMT group, whereas there were no significant differences in the placebo group. In conclusion, PEMT reduced pain and disability and appears to be a potentially useful therapeutic tool for the conservative management of chronic lower back pain. –Journal of International Research PMID: 16749411
We evaluate the efficacy and safety of therapeutic electromagnetic fields (TEMF) on chronic low back pain. Secondary objectives included the investigation of the effects of TEMF on psychometric measures. Both groups improved over time. Although groups were similar during the treatment period, treated subjects (TEMF of 15 mT) improved significantly over sham treatment during the 2-week follow-up period (20.5% reduction in pain); There were no reported serious adverse events. This study demonstrates that TEMF may be an effective and safe modality for the treatment of chronic low back pain disorders. – Pain Practice PMID: 17714104
A group of 83 adults with ununited fractures were examined for the effects of bone grafting and pulsed electromagnetic fields for this study. Results showed a successful healing rate of 87 percent in the original 38 patients treated with bone grafts and PEMF for ununited fractures with wide gaps, malalignment, and synovial pseudarthrosis. Of the 45 patients that were not successfully treated with PEMF and had bone grafting, when re-treated with pulsing electromagnetic fields, achieved a 93 percent success rate. ( I hope you can comprehend this – there was no union, meaning the bone did not heal until they used pulsed magnetic field therapy) PMID: 6752151
Severe joint inflammation following trauma, arthroscopic surgery or infection can damage articular cartilage, thus every effort should be made to protect cartilage from the catabolic effects of pro-inflammatory cytokines and stimulate cartilage anabolic activities. Previous pre-clinical studies have shown that pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) can protect articular cartilage from the catabolic effects of pro-inflammatory cytokines, and prevent its degeneration. The percentage of patients who used NSAIDs was 26% in the active group and 75% in the control group. At 3 years follow-up, the number of patients who completely recovered was higher in the active group compared to the control group. Treatment with I-ONE aided patient recovery after arthroscopic surgery, reduced the use of NSAIDs, and also had a positive long-term effect. – Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy PMID: 17333120
Specific pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) have been shown to induce analgesia (antinociception) in healthy human volunteers. These findings provide some initial support for the use of PEMF exposure in reducing pain in chronic pain populations and warrants continued investigation into the use of PEMF exposure for short-term pain relief. – Pain Research & Management PMID: 16770449
Meet Dr. Gilliland
Dr. Robert Gilliland D.C., D.PSc is an author, lecturer, chiropractor, and Functional medicine practitioner. Dr. Gilliland has post-doctoral training in Functional Medicine, Neurology, Nutrition, Functional blood chemistry analysis, and Functional endocrinology. Dr. Gilliland is married to his wonderful wife Sarah, and they have three beautiful children, Amber, Ashley and Matthew.