Pain management is extremely problematic both physically and socioeconomically. Possibility for pain relief depends on the location and origin of pain. The difference between acute and chronic pain is also one of the important factors. Pain mechanisms are complex and all aspects of peripheral and central nervous system must be considered.
Low-frequency pulsed magnetic therapy affects pain perception in many different ways, both directly and indirectly.
Clinical studies describe for example direct effects of pulsed magnetic therapy on neuron firing, cellular mechanisms of calcium transfer, membrane potential, regeneration of nerve tissue and the levels of endorphin, dopamine and nitric oxide.
The indirect effects of pulsed magnetic therapy on physiological functions of circulation, swelling, muscles, tissue oxygenation, inflammation, healing, prostaglandins, cellular metabolism and cellular energy are also often explored.
However, the principal effect of pulsed magnetic therapy is that it alters neural processing of pain.
Read the results of the following clinical studies that demonstrate how pulsed magnetic therapy helps to relieve pain.
Related diagnosis: Pain