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Relieve the Pain of the Daily Grind

| April 27, 2011 | Reply

Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy can help relieve the pain of the daily grind!

Between our bones are cushions of cartilage, which prevent grinding of the bones. When the layers of cartilage wear out, the bones begin to grind against each other, causing extreme pain.

Under normal circumstances, the body replaces cartilage under control of tiny electrical signals. These electrical signals are created inside our body. Due to diseases -e.g. osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, aging or injury- the normal replacement of cartilage is disturbed, causing pain and inflammation. Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy can help relieve the pain of the daily grind!

Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field Therapy

PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic fields) stimulates growth of certain soft tissue and healing and repair of damage to such tissue in cases of osteoarthritis and sports-type injuries. Even after years of chronic disease, positive results in the form of improved health and recovery can often be seen. This technology has undergone many scientific clinical trials worldwide. Tens of thousands of patients have been treated successfully. Of the treated patients, a very high success rate is reported, creating a dramatic improvement in their quality of life.

How does PEMF reduce pain in joints?

Pulsating electromagnetic fields influence cell behavior by inducing electrical changes around and within the cell. Improved blood supply increases the oxygen pressure, activating and regenerating cells. Increased calcium transport stimulates the repair and growth of cartilage while at the same time decreasing pain dramatically.

How does PEMF relieve back pain?

PEMF has proven to be very effective including for osteoporosis treatment. Due to improved blood supply oxygen levels increase, activating and regenerating cells. Resulting in improved calcium transport and better absorption of calcium in the bones and simultaneously decreases pain dramatically. In addition increase of bone density, results in improved fracture healing and less risk of braking bones.

Why do osteoporosis patients often have back pain?

Due to ‘brittle’ bones osteoporosis patients often suffer from very painful micro-fractures in the vertebrae of the spine. Already after a few weeks of Curatron treatments a high level of pain relief is obtained, which is explained by closing of these micro-fractures.

Will bone density increase?

A study at the Pacific Health Research Institute in Honolulu was designed to provide concrete data on the restoration of bone mass in post-menopausal females. Bone density rose with an average of 5.6%. At the university of Graz in a similar study clearly showed an increase in bone density after one year of around 6%. These results make all the difference in functioning in good health or suffering with an increasing risk for spontaneous fractures. The proportionate increase in fracture risk is directly related to decreased bone density.

How can it assist in bone non-union and fracture healing?

PEMF has been proved to be very effective for healing of delayed bone non-union and for improved fracture healing. It has shown to be beneficial in case of problematic fractures and fractures with a large gap. Treatment can also be performed in case there are implants at site.

How does it help sports injuries?

We clearly see a dramatic reduction in pain and inflammation in treatment for sports injuries. Swelling is reduced fast and PEMF stimulates the body to repair damaged tissue and speeds up the healing process.

What about wound healing & varicose veins?

Pulsing electromagnetic fields improve peripheral circulation and oxygenation. This causes better transport of nutrients and improves wound healing. In women with varicose veins fast pain relief is obtained and there is much less fatigue of the legs.
How long does a session take? Length of treatment is between 20 and 30 minutes. After the session is finished the energy is automatically switched off and the system goes in “stand-by” mode (like on your TV set).

What are the side effects?

This is the beauty of PEMF: there are no side effects. Sometimes the patient might feel some tingling due to improved circulation but this is no contraindication. Some people have a nice warm and comfortable feeling during the therapy session. The PEMF is the popular modality for physical therapy professionals for treating the following conditions:

  • Pain relief
  • Arthritis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Osteoporosis
  • Bone non-union
  • Backache
  • Carpal tunnel Syndrome
  • Neuralgia
  • Epicondylitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture healing
  • Pseudo arthrosis
  • Rheumatic pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Low back pain
  • Wound healing

If you would like to find out if PEMF is right for you, call us: (780)466-1104

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Capilano Rehab Centre | Physical Therapy in Edmonton
Capilano Rehab Clinic physical therapists have provided state-of-the-art physical therapy, sports physiotherapy, back pain, WCB, accident, whiplash and injury rehab to clients in Edmonton for over 10 years.

5832 Terrace Rd
Edmonton, AB. T6A 3Y8

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Capilano Rehab Centre is a physical therapy sports medicine, injury and rehabilitation facility located in Edmonton, Alberta. Our physical therapists offer personalized hands-on pain relief solutions combined with state-of-the-art, progressive, physiotherapy treatment techniques. For modern treatments and old-fashioned care, you can count on Capilano!

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