Journal of American Academy of Orthopeadic Surgeons, Ruggeo Cadossi, MD et al. 2020
ABSTRACT - The US FDA has approved pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) as a safe and effective treatment for nonunions of bone. Despite its clinical use, the mechanisms of action of electromagnetic stimulation of the skeleton have been elusive. Recently, cell membrane receptors have been identified as the site of action of PEMF and provide a mechanistic rationale for clinical use.
CONCLUSION - This review highlights key processes in cell responses to PEMF as follows: (1) signal transduction through A2A and A3 adenosine cell membrane receptors and (2) dose-response effects on the synthesis of structural and signaling extracellular matrix (ECM) components. Through these actions, PEMF can increase the structural integrity of bone and cartilage ECM, enhancing repair, and alter the homeostatic balance of signaling cytokines, producing anti-inflammatory effects. PEMFs exert a proanabolic effect on the bone and cartilage matrix and a chondroprotective effect counteracting the catabolic effects of inflammation in the joint environment. Understanding of PEMF membrane targets, and of the specific intracellular pathways involved, culminating in the synthesis of ECM proteins and reduction in inflammatory cytokines, should enhance confidence in the clinical use of PEMF and the identification of clinical conditions likely to be affected by PEMF exposure.
ABSTRACT - Research on pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) effects on the different conditions of low back pain was warranted due to lack of studies in this area.
The Outpatient Physiotherapy Clinic in Cairo, Egypt. conducted a trial where 50 participants received conventional physical therapy as well as pulsed electromagnetic field therapy - 12 sessions over 4 weeks' period.
CONCLUSION - Adding pulsed electromagnetic field to conventional physical therapy protocol yields superior clinical improvement in pain, functional disability, and lumbar range of motion (ROM) in patients with non-specific low back pain than Conventional physical therapy alone.
ABSTRACT - Cancer is one of the most common causes of death worldwide. Available treatments are associated with numerous side effects and only a low percentage of patients achieve complete remission. Therefore, there is a strong need for new therapeutic strategies. In this regard, pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy presents several potential advantages including non‐invasiveness, safety, lack of toxicity for non‐cancerous cells, and the possibility of being combined with other available therapies. Indeed, PEMF stimulation has already been used in the context of various cancer types including skin, breast, prostate, hepatocellular, lung, ovarian, pancreatic, bladder, thyroid, and colon cancer in vitro and in vivo. At present, only limited application of PEMF in cancer has been documented in humans. In this article, we review the experimental and clinical evidence of PEMF therapy discussing future perspectives in its use in oncology. For the full article and citations - please click to learn more.
Used most commonly in the field of orthopedics, PEMF is a reparative technique for treatment of non-union fractures from sports or accident related injuries. Athletes in the NFL, major league baseball players, boxers and folks like you and me are finding extraordinary success with this therapy. More than a quarter million patients with severe fractures have benefited worldwide from this surgically non-invasive treatment, without risk, discomfort, or the high costs of operative repair.
PEMF consists of pulsed electromagnetic waves being sent throughout a body to promote whole body wellness. Practitioners often recommend using PEMF along with conventional procedures and medication to help balance electromagnetic fields, which promotes better health and wellness. The best part is that PEMF is non-invasive and can be applied anywhere. Lasting between 10-30 minutes, PEMF sessions are not painful and there are no adverse side effects.
It has been discovered through scientific research that red and infrared light can exert certain effects on living cells, with numerous applications for treating inflammation and wound healing. Infrared light therapy (ILT), in particular, offers pain relief benefits that work for everyone from athletes to casual exercisers or people with chronic muscle or nerve pain. If you’re looking for a non-invasive and natural form of pain relief, learn how infrared light therapy works.
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Dr. Curtis Turchin joins MagnaWave Founder Pat Ziemer to discuss how the LZR Ultrabright benefits people and athletes. The LZR UltraBright utilizes red light therapy to help athletes perform their best. Athletes often put extra strain on their body, adding stress to muscles, joints, ligaments, and bones. Using red light therapy can stimulate the regeneration of different types of tissue. The LZR can be combined with MagnaWave to reduce pain and inflammation while maintaining health and wellness. The LZR Ultrabright is used on the skin’s surface and can help relieve muscle fatigue and strains. Using the LZR and PEMF can help athletes recover faster to get back on the field.
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