Using PEMF therapy for nerve damage is an effective way to relieve pain and discomfort, while also aiding the body’s ability to heal and regenerate. If you suffer from neuropathy, whether due to injury, surgery, illness or other causes, using an at-home PEMF mat like the iMRS Prime or Omnium may be the solution you need to feel your best again.
Here’s what you need to know.
Causes & symptoms of nerve damage
People experience nerve damage in different ways, depending on the location and what caused it. But the most common symptoms include pain (often sharp), numbness, tingling sensation, sensitivity or muscle weakness. For some, neuropathy can cause coordination problems, autonomic dysfunction and even digestive issues.
Regardless of how it manifests, nerve damage can seriously impact a person’s quality of life. For many, it can be debilitating, stopping them from doing the things they love. In turn, this can lead to depression and anxiety.
Neuropathy is common among those who have had injuries or surgical procedures in which nerves are pinched or compressed. But it can also be caused by other medical issues, such as diabetes, infections, autoimmune disorders, nutritional deficiencies and genetic disorders.
Does a PEMF machine help nerve damage?
Yes. A PEMF machine can help with nerve damage by stimulating cellular activity in the body. It is a safe, non-invasive practice that works by emitting low-frequency magnetic waves in the area of the nerve damage. The cellular stimulation bolsters the body’s natural healing systems, reduces neuropathy symptoms and can help reverse the damage.
How are PEMF devices used for neuropathy?
When using PEMF therapy for nerve damage, there are two types of PEMF devices that can be used: specialized applicators and full-body PEMF mats.
- Applicators: PEMF applicators are typically used when nerve damage is limited to a specific area of the body. The device is applied directly to the targeted area and connected to a control panel that regulates the frequency and intensity of the PEMF therapy.
- Full-body mats: PEMF mats can be used in coordination with applicators or in situations in which nerve damage occurs throughout the body or when the location of the damage is unknown. Patients lie down on a cushioned mat while it emits the magnetic waves. The mat is connected to a control panel that can be configured to different frequencies according to the patient’s unique needs.
Regardless of which PEMF devices are used, most PEMF therapy sessions only last about 30 minutes. The process is painless. Since the magnetic energy is very low, most patients do not feel anything at all.
What the science says about PEMF therapy for nerve damage
Several studies have shown PEMF therapy to be a safe and effective option for nerve damage.
A 2009 study found that “low-frequency PEMF can be used as an adjunct in reducing neuropathic pain as well as for retarding the progression of neuropathy in a short span of time.” More recently, a study published in BioMed Research International concluded pulsed magnetic field therapy can positively influence the functional regeneration after a median nerve injury and primary coaptation.”
Learn more about using a PEMF mat for nerve damage
Contact our PEMF experts at iMRS 2000 to learn more about using PEMF therapy for nerve damage and we’ll help you find the right device for your needs.