Using a high-quality PEMF device helps to relieve chronic pain while also delivering a wide array of other health and wellness benefits. And, with a portable PEMF mat like the iMRS Prime or Omnium1, you can conduct your own PEMF therapy in the comfort of your own home.
In this post, we explore the reasons why doctors are recommending PEMF therapy for patients suffering from chronic pain.
Understanding Chronic Pain
If you suffer from chronic pain, then you know how frustrating and debilitating it can be. It disrupts every aspect of your life and stops you from doing what you love. At the same time, it can cause anxiety, depression and sleep disorders, each of which can worsen your health even more.
Johns Hopkins Medicine defines chronic pain as pain that lasts for more than three months. Unlike acute pain, which is temporary and typically caused by an injury, chronic pain continues long after the initial onset of symptoms. For many patients, the cause of their pain is unclear. But some common examples include:
- Muscle and joint paint
- Back pain
- Nerve pain
The Problem with Traditional Pain Medication & Treatments
Depending on the underlying cause, one of the most common treatments for chronic pain is medication. If patients are lucky, they can get relief from over-the-counter medicine, like anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or acetaminophen. But doctors typically do not recommend taking these daily, as they can cause kidney damage, internal bleeding and other health problems.
For more severe pain, doctors will commonly prescribe higher-strength painkillers. But these come with even greater risks and side effects, including nausea, vomiting, severe mood swings and the risk of long-term dependency.
In some situations, surgery may be an option for treating pain, particularly if the pain is caused by a known medical issue, such as a cancerous tumor or a compressed nerve. But like painkillers, surgery has its own serious risks.
To avoid these risks, some patients may experiment with more holistic healing options like acupuncture – but the effectiveness of such practices is questionable (and not everybody wants to stick their body with long needles).
This is where PEMF therapy can provide an effective and powerful alternative to traditional pain-relief options.
Using a PEMF Device for Chronic Pain
PEMF therapy is a safe, comfortable and non-invasive solution for relieving chronic pain. PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields) uses low-level magnetic energy to stimulate and restore cellular activity in the body. This bolsters the body’s natural healing systems and helps to combat the root causes of pain, such as inflammation, musculoskeletal damage, nerve damage and others.
How it works:
- PEMF therapy typically involves lying down on a cushioned PEMF mat. This can be done in your own home with a personal PEMF device or in a healthcare setting.
- The PEMF mat emits pulsating bursts of electromagnetic fields at very low frequencies. This is completely painless. Most patients don’t feel anything at all.
- Most sessions last about 30 minutes.
Why do doctors recommend PEMF therapy for pain?
In short, it works. Decades of clinical studies and patient data have proven PEMF therapy to be an effective option for relieving chronic pain. And, since PEMF is a safe, non-invasive practice with virtually no side effects or risks, it is an attractive alternative to risky treatment options like painkillers or surgery.
Find the right PEMF device for you
For more information on how you can relieve your chronic pain with at-home PEMF devices like the iMRS Prime or Omnium1, contact us today at iMRS 2000.