Fibromyalgia syndrome is characterized by chronic pain and a resistance to treatment. Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy offers many health benefits, but can PEMF treat fibromyalgia?
What is fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a common health condition that refers to a grouping of symptoms rather than a specific disease. People living with fibromyalgia often suffer symptoms including chronic pain, fatigue, and difficulty sleeping. Fibrolymagia syndrome can be difficult to treat because the causes of the condition can vary and they aren’t always easy to identify.
Treating chronic pain associated with fibromyalgia often leans towards the use of pharmaceutical drugs. Relying on pharmaceutical drugs comes with risks, and many do not want to depend on drugs – prescription or over-the-counter — to relieve their symptoms.
Can PEMF therapy treat fibromyalgia?
In a 2007 randomized, sham-controlled clinical trial, patients with fibromyalgia received 40-minute PEMF therapy sessions twice a day for seven days. The patients with fibromyalgia reported pain reduction after PEMF treatments.
A more recent study from 2018 found that PEMF therapy helped with pain reduction in patients with fibromyalgia. However, patients who received the sham treatment also reported pain reduction, which complicated the findings of PEMF as a treatment for fibromyalgia.
We need more research before we can definitively say whether or not pulsed electromagnetic field therapy can be an effective treatment for fibromyalgia syndrome.
However, there is a significant amount of clinical research supporting PEMF therapy as an effective means of pain management.
PEMF offers an alternative to pharmaceutical drugs for pain relief
Some people find it difficult to relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is notoriously difficult to treat. Lifestyle changes and therapy treatments are often ineffective, which leaves pharmaceutical drugs as the most common alternative.
Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy offers a simple, safe, and effective treatment option for chronic pain associated with fibromyalgia without the use of drugs. PEMF therapy doesn’t just mask the pain. Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy triggers the body’s healing processes, and helps promote good cell health and proper cell function.
Call 877-473-6377, or contact PEMF Complete online, to learn more about pulsed electromagnetic field therapy for pain management.