Chronic pain affects millions of individuals and is one of the most difficult conditions for doctors to treat. Depending on its location and intensity, it can, in some cases, be completely disabling. Chronic back pain is the most common type of chronic pain, followed by chronic headaches, but other forms of chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain, bursitis, arthritis, tendonitis, and many others make many people’s lives difficult and unpleasant. Treatments for chronic pain are limited and often ineffective. Pulse electromagnetic field therapy, also known as PEMF therapy, is an option for treating refractory chronic pain.
How Does It Work?
A PEMF device emits pulses of electromagnetic energy that generate a magnetic field and penetrate deeply into the tissues. The magnetic field and the energy pulses improve circulation and exchange of nutrients, wastes, and oxygen in the cells, improving the health of the tissues and enabling them to renew, detoxify, and refresh themselves. Unlike static magnets, the pulsing field from the PEMF device can stimulate metabolism at the cellular level and penetrate deep into the tissues to promote healing and to relieve pain.
PEMF therapy has been shown to speed the healing of broken bones and to relieve chronic pain of many different issues. The devices are similar to the TENS units commonly used to control chronic pain, but PEMF devices emit much stronger bursts of energy than TENS units, and, thus, unlike TENS units that have to be used for extended periods of time on a daily basis, PEMF treatments only take a short period of time.
What is a Treatment Like?
PEMF therapy is performed in the comfort of our office. And it is very safe. The short bursts of energy don’t cause any harm to the tissues. You can learn more when you visit us for a consultation at Mitodynamics. Contact us today to book an appointment at our office in Orlando, FL!