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PEMF Therapy for Herniated Disc Pain

With all of the sophisticated technology they have discovered and created in the past years, human beings have adopted a sedentary and comfortable lifestyle. This lifestyle has its own pros and cons. In terms of pros, this modern lifestyle has done many positive things (for example, easing our communications). But when we look at the cons, we see that there are many of them. A significant portion of these cons is related to our well-being, physical, and mental health. The modern human being is now more prone to stress, anxiety, and tension. He is also more likable to get problems that are related to his vertebral column.

When we look at the problems related to our vertebral column, we see that their chances of occurring have grown exponentially in the recent few years. Medical professionals cite many reasons for the increasing incidences of these spinal problems. Among them, the major ones include:

  • Unhealthy sitting practices in offices and homes.
  • Increase in use of mobile phones, laptops, computers, and tablets.
  • Assuming the wrong position while sleeping.
  • Bending the wrong way while picking or lifting anything from the round, and
  • Lack of exercise, etc.

Undoubtedly, the reasons listed in bullet 1 and 2 are the primary reasons for getting back problems.

Overall, our vertebral column consists of 33 different bones. This vertebral column divides our back into four distinct regions, i.e.,

  • Cervical
  • Thoracic
  • Lumbar
  • Sacral

Among these four regions, the movement control of our upper and lower limbs is provided by the nerve roots emerging from our cervical and thoracic regions. And, of course, our hands, arms, legs, and feet are the body parts we use to move around and carry things away. But unfortunately, the prevalent malpractices mentioned above harm our cervical and lumbar regions considerably. Both of these regions are very tender, and they can easily face damage because of the constant strain and pressure they face.

What is the Most Common Problem Faced by Cervical and Lumbar Spinal Regions?

The most commonly occurring problem in our cervical and thoracic region is disc herniation.

What is Disc Herniation?

Each one of our vertebrae is separated by another by a layer of fibrocartilage. This layer of cartilage works as a cushion and prevents any stress-related injuries. These layers of discs are further composed of two parts:

  • The soft interior part is known as the nucleus pulposus, and
  • The hard exterior is known as the annulus.

When subjected to constant strain and high pressure, the interior of these discs (particularly those in cervical and lumbar regions) starts to herniate outwards. This herniation pushes the annulus backward, and it compresses the nerve root, which is situated posteriorly to it.

This nerve root compression sends waves of intense pain throughout our upper and lower limbs. Sometimes, the pain can increase in intensity to the extent that it makes the patient unable to move or perform any other daily activity.

As much as the problems this disc herniation can create, there are several ways to get rid of this condition and the problems it causes. One such way is provided by chiropractic medicine in the form of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field or PEMF therapy.

PEMF therapy is becoming prevalent now to treat herniated discs and the pain caused by them. In this mode of therapy, a Biomat (resembling a yoga mat) is used, which sends current, infra-red rays, and negative ions into the patient’s body. Together, they work to start the healing process. The slow and gentle pulses released in this regard reduce inflammation and start the tissue repair. With more minor swelling and inflammation, the pressure from the nerve root is relieved, thus decreasing the pain intensity. Numerous studies conducted in this regard show the efficacy of this treatment method.

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