Pain is an unpleasant emotional or sensory experience usually associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage. Pain is always a subjective experience that exists only in the person that feels it. Painful sensations can range from annoying to debilitating. Depending upon the underlying cause or duration, pain can be of different types.
Sometimes, it takes time to find an exact underlying cause. Depending on the cause, different treatment techniques are used for pain relief. Some of these are science-backed facts that are safe to use. PEMF therapy is one of these safe and affordable options that can be used at home and work. Clinical trials have proven its efficacy and safety in pain relief.
Pain is an unpleasant sensation and a signal in the nervous system that warns of something happening wrong to the body. It is uncomfortable, like a sting, prick, pinch, burn, tingle, or ache. Pain is usually felt in muscular parts of the body but can be perceived all over the body.
Pain helps to diagnose any severe damage or problem to the body. There can be an underlying severe clinical pathology that needs particular concern and urgent treatment. It is required to rule out red flag signs and symptoms first. Pain is most common in muscles, head, neck, tooth, lower back, and legs, but generally, it may affect any part of the body.
Accurate knowledge of the type of pain helps treat the disease. There are several types of pain; the most common types are
Acute pain: It is a type of pain when the duration of onset of symptoms is less than three months
Chronic pain: If pain persists for weeks, months, and even years, it is called chronic.
Nociceptive pain: When specific nerve fibers cause pain.
Neuropathic pain: It is caused by damage to the nervous system.
Psychogenic pain: If pain is psychological in origin, i.e. due to anxiety, depression, etc.
Visceral pain: If pain is due to an abnormality in internal organs.
In the majority of cases that can , pain relieves on its own. But if it persists that if it persists, then we should try the following ways consult a physician.
Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy is an alternative therapy for pain relief that uses low-frequency electromagnetic waves for its proper functioning. It’s a non-invasive technique that acts at the cellular level. These waves penetrate deep into the injured tissues and improve cellular function, resulting in pain relief.
PEMF therapy is backed by scientific evidence that makes it useful for pain relief. PEMF therapy is generally considered safe, and scientific research has not reported any side effects. Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy can be used to treat a variety of medical conditions like chronic neck pain , chronic back pain , fibromyalgia , osteoarthritis, etc.
In 2022, a clinical trial was conducted to see the effects of a low-frequency, high-intensity magnetic field in treating chronic neck and lower back pain. Electromagnetic field therapy was administered to 38 patients with lower back pain and 30 with neck pain. It was observed that the treatment used had shown promising results in both patient groups without any side effects. The trial also concluded that the treatment with low-frequency magnetic fields reduces pain and disability in non-specific low back pain and cervical pain patients.
A clinical trial was conducted on fifty-six women of 18 to 60 years of age with fibromyalgia. Clinical effectiveness was assessed using low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy. The trial concluded that low-frequency PEMF therapy might improve pain, fatigue, function, and global status in fibromyalgia patients.
A systematic review of systematic reviews was performed to see the Effects of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy on outcomes associated with osteoarthritis and was published in 2022. Overall, 69 studies were identified for the systemic review. Duplicate studies were removed. After screening the title, abstract and full text, out of all studies, ten were included in the final analysis. The systemic review concluded that PEMF therapy is effective in short-term pain relief in osteoarthritis and improves function.
IDCcure is an affordable PEMF therapy device for acute and chronic pain. It is convenient to be used at home and in offices equally. It is free of side effects if used as directed. A clinical trial was conducted on 42 patients 18-75 years of age with this device in patients suffering from non-specific lower back pain. It concluded that the device is safe and effective for patients experiencing non-specific low back pain (NLBP). No side effects were seen.
©2023, Aerotel, Ltd. All rights reserved. DCcure® is a registered trademark of Aerotel Ltd. U.S. patent #US2016/0220838A1. Registered in U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.