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PEMF Therapy for Nerve Damage

May 15, 2024

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A growing body of evidence suggests that PEMF therapy for nerve damage helps patients regenerate damaged nerves and alleviate symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, also known as peripheral nerve damage, which affects nerve fibers outside the brain and spinal cord. This condition often causes weakness, numbness, and pain, usually in the hands and feet.

Close to twenty million Americans already suffer from nerve damage and their numbers are rising steadily. Though neuropathy is more common in older Americans (it afflicts approximately 5-7 percent of people over 45), it can affect anyone at any age. Potential causes include:

  • Diabetes
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Drug or Alcohol Addiction
  • Severe Bruising or Lacerations
  • Viral, Bacterial, or Parasitic Infections
  • Exposure to Toxins, Poisons, or Heavy Metals
  • Vascular Inflammation, Plaque Buildup, and Poor Circulation

Not everyone diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy experiences the same symptoms. Depending on the extent and location of damage, patients may develop:

  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Muscle Atrophy
  • Heightened Sensitivity
  • Uncontrollable Twitching
  • Burning or Prickling Sensations

In addition, damaged motor fibers may no longer respond to signals telling them when to contract and how much force to generate, which may make it difficult to walk, climb stairs, lift heavy objects, and participate in everyday life.


Treating Nerve Damage with PEMF Therapy

The nervous system contains over 86 billion cells that connect every part of the body. Each nerve has a separate function, which makes them hard to target individually. While modern medicine has a number of viable treatments, each has its own limitations.

  • Surgery. Can reunite severed nerve fibers, but is expensive and invasive
  • Physical Therapy. Reduces pain and weakness, but cannot address root causes
  • Medication. Helps manage pain, but can come with side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and nausea
  • Tissue Engineering. Restores damaged nerves with constructs made from biomaterials such as polymers, but can’t fully reproduce the extracellular matrix that surrounds, supports, and gives structure to cells

By contrast, PEMF therapy for nerve damage helps patients repair injured cells by energizing the body’s regenerative processes. Though the evidence is not definitive, research into the effect of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMF) is promising. Several studies have found that exposure to PEMF can encourage nerve growth in lab specimens and in test subjects. A clinical trial published in the Journal of Advanced Research also found that women suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome (the most common form of nerve damage) saw significant improvement when treated with PEMF.

One of the reasons nerve damage is so debilitating is because nerve fibers regrow slowly, only about an inch a month. But studies suggest that PEMF therapy may help accelerate growth by increasing blood flow in damaged tissue. Cellular activity is regulated by bioelectric signals, specifically the rate at which they accept oxygen, glucose, and amino acids.

PEMF therapy influences these signals, allowing cells to process energy at faster rates. Though not a substitute for conventional treatments, evidence suggests PEMF may be effective as a complementary therapy, helping patients achieve better results than they would have by relying only on standard medical procedures.


Restoring Your Health with Aura Wellness

Peripheral neuropathy can seriously impact the quality and scope of daily life. Aura Wellness helps patients cope with these problems by stimulating nerve cells in order to repair and regrow damaged tissue. Utilizing PEMF therapy for nerve damage in addition to their prescribed treatment plan may help patients recover faster and achieve better outcomes. Speak with one of our product specialists for more information.

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