WHAT IS PAIN?
Pain is the signal that your brain uses to send your body an alert that you need help. Inflammation is a physiological response of cell damage. Blood vessels dilate and blood flow increases, sending white blood cells to the injury site to aid in healing. Certain chemicals are released to call immune cells, hormones and nutrients to action. Research has shown that chronic inflammation can lead to a wide range of health issues, including chronic pain. When the immune system is activated with nothing to heal, those white blood cells can begin attacking healthy organs, tissues and cells. One in four adults experiences some form of pain at any given moment, and 17% of people in the US aged fifteen or older deal with chronic pain that disrupts their daily life.
CONVENTIONAL PAIN MANAGEMENT
The default treatments for management of chronic pain are often medications, surgical procedures, or physical therapy. Medications cover the pain, not addressing the actual problem and can have serious side effects, including permanent damage to your kidneys or liver, stomach bleeding, and addiction. With surgery, comes the possibility of complications and can fail. Physical therapy can be expensive and time-consuming. It can be a good short-term, yet might not be practical for chronic conditions. Other alternative treatments, like chiropractic care and acupuncture, can also provide some relief, but can wears off quickly, then pain returns, sending you back for treatment again and again.
PEMFS CHANGE AT THE CELLULAR LEVEL
Inflamed and damaged nerve networks send pain messages to your brain. PEMF can calms those nerves and allowing them to recover.Some of the pain sources that have reported experiencing benefits from PEMF, are musculoskeletal disorders such as arthritis, sprains or strains, factures, osteoporosis, neuralgias, neuropathies, and many more. Because pain is communicated through nerve signals from the point of origin to the brain and can also be transferred to other parts of the body, so determining the actual source can be tricky. It’s important to work with a knowledgeable practitioner to establish the cause and the source of the pain to set-up the most effective treatment protocol. PEMF are able to reach tissues deep within the body when the correct intensity is used. These pulses activate energy at the cellular level to stimulate natural repair processes.PEMFs can speed tissue healing and reduce pain quickly, without the potential side effects of the medications often used to treat acute pain. Animal studies show that PEMFs reduce the pain receptors in the brain. Some studies found that the relief was equivalent to 10 mg of morphine (Thomas). This relief, in addition to the natural healing responses that PEMF creates in the body, makes PEMF an ideal option for the management of chronic pain and its causes.
*The information shared above are excerptsfrom Articles written by William Pawluk, MD, MScBoard Certified Family Physician and Holistic Health Practitioner; Former Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and University of Maryland. To read his full article, click here.