How do we perceive pain?
Pain occurs when different stimuli send messages through the nervous system to the brain. These stimuli can be mechanical, like pressure, puncture, burn, or chemical irritants. Nerve endings sense these stimuli and transmit the messages through neural pathways called nociceptors in the nervous system. The brain receives these messages and perceives the pain.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields
Benefits of PEMF
Numerous studies have demonstrated that pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) can effectively reduce nerve firing, even in cases of severe nerve damage. This reduction in nerve activity can contribute to the healing process of bruised or swollen nerves by alleviating pain.
Similar to acupuncture, PEMF therapy can stimulate the release of endorphins and trigger hormonal changes in the body that aid in pain management.
PEMF devices have the potential to reduce swelling, which is often associated with the accumulation of natural chemicals that can irritate nerves and cause pain. Furthermore, these devices can enhance circulation in the affected area, leading to a decrease in chemical buildup and subsequently relieving pain and swelling.
In studies conducted on both humans and animals, it has been observed that PEMF devices can provide pain relief comparable to certain prescription drugs. Magnetic therapy has shown effectiveness in addressing pain in various parts of the body, including widespread pain. Consistent exposure to pulsed electromagnetic fields has been associated with a decreased reliance on pain medication. In fact, for many individuals, depending on the severity of their pain, PEMF therapy can potentially eliminate the need for pain medication altogether.