Chronic nerve compression is caused by root nerve compression (radicular syndromes) in various parts of the spine, with radiating pain and limited mobility – vertebrogenic algic syndrome. Unlike the acute form, this is a permanent disorder that may improve temporarily, but also aggravate.
Most often, chronic nerve compression results from degenerative spinal changes – spondylosis, spondylarthrosis, and osteochondritis. Chronic nerve compression is caused by pressure from a herniated intervertebral disc or by osteophytes affecting the nerve root. Pressure exerted by the herniated intervertebral disc or osteophytes and the effects of other degenerative changes of the spine on the nerve root cause the condition known as radicular syndrome, while pain varies according to the location of the compression. A range of vertebrogenic algic syndromes of chronic nerve compression have been described – cervicocranial syndrome, cervicovestibular syndrome, cervicobrachial syndrome, radicular syndrome of the upper extremities, pain in the thoracic area of the spine, lumbago (crick in the back), chronic sacral pain, SI algic syndrome, radicular syndrome of the lower extremities, and cauda equina syndrome.
In chronic nerve compression, the analgesic, muscle-relaxant, anti-swelling and regenerative effects of Biomag low-frequency pulsed magnetic therapy can reduce symptoms of vertebral pain syndrome. Unfortunately, magnetic therapy alone cannot remove existing anatomical changes of a permanent character that require surgery. However, it can be used as a preparation for surgery and during the postoperative recovery period and subsequently, as prevention for other degenerative changes. The magnetic field increases the effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) concomitantly administered in chronic nerve compression. In these chronic conditions, magnetic therapy is applied as a relief and maintenance therapy which reduces pain and improves mobility and quality of life.
Read the results of the following clinical studies that demonstrate the success rate of low-frequency pulsed magnetic therapy in treatment of this condition.
Related diagnosis: Nerve compression (chronic)