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Posts Tagged ‘magnetic therapy’

Magnetic Back Brace

January 26, 2014

Magnetic Back Brace

Low back pain can be caused by many things including arthritis.  A Magnetic Back Brace can bring a natural and effective solution for low back pain. The magnetic treatment back brace pictured above has 28 powerful 4,300 gauss magnets that penetrate deep into your back to help flexibility and ease low back pain.

A Back Brace helps increases circulation to your aching back by providing warmth and compression.  This increased blood flow will bring more oxygen and nutrients to your lower back.  This helps to naturally relieve back pain and restore flexibility. As circulation is increased, toxins resulting from the injury are removed, reducing swelling and speeding up your recovery.

Back braces and supports need to provide compressive support.

The Magnetic Back Brace pictured above is adjustable.  So it can address back pain that is higher or lower on your spine. The back belt can also be rotated to help relieve hip pain. Velcro allows for a custom fit, and the breathable material means you can wear your back brace all day long.

 

 



Knee pain is a common symptom of osteoarthritis. Magnetic therapy is a promising emerging treatment.

Magnetic therapy is an emerging technique in osteoarthritis treatment and management of knee pain.  Generation of a nerve signal depends on rapid depolarization of the nerve cell.  An effective application of magnetic therapy could hyperpolarize the cell (make it more negative), which would reduce the amount of pain signals sent to the brain.

Magnetic therapy is well documented as an effective treatment for osteoarthritis.  Recent work published in the Journal of Material Chemistry supports the connection between negative charge and bone growth.  In the healthy human body, deformation of hydroxyapatite  crystals (the hard part of bone) produces a piezoelectric charge, which stimulates bone growth.  This natural system reinforces bone growth when existing bone is under stress.

Just as a negative charge hyperpolarized the nerve cell to reduce pain, a negative charge can also help to heal damaged bone.  A severely osteoarthritic knee could benefit greatly from improved bone growth, and the application of a negative charge could be the difference between recovery and degeneration.

So if you suffer from osteoarthritis of any severity, magnetic therapy may be right for you.  It has no side effects, and it just might make your life a whole lot better.



 

Magnet therapy is an old idea.  Ancient Greek, Egyptian, and Chinese cultures have all written about using magnets to treat health conditions from arthritis, to gout, to headaches.  NASA recognized how important magnetic fields are for life on our planet back in the 1960’s. From then until now artificial magnetic fields are used in space for the health of the astronauts.  Magnets assist in preserving bone mineral density, improving circulation, and improving the quality sleeping.  The artificial magnetic fields  reduced the effects of being away from the planet’s magnetic field.

Magnetic therapy has been an accepted treatment option for centuries.  The National Health Services of Britain recently began permitting physicians to start writing scripts for magnets.



A statement was released  by The World Health Organization that there aren’t any health risks when static magnetic fields are used in magnetic therapy.    Magnetic therapy when used properly has never been reported to cause health problems.

Some people who use magnetic therapy to treat knee pain experience a warming sensation.  Their skin may sweat or tingle when they first begin using a magnetic knee brace. This is a normal reaction and is due to increased circulation.  Do not use magnets if you have a pacemaker or if you are pregnant.



 

Knee braces provide protection and stability.  Magnetic therapy helps relieve knee pain.  A magnetic knee brace is a treatment option worth considering if you suffer from knee arthritis.  This knee brace is not a cure but a tool to help patients get up and moving.  If patients can exercise a bit more hopefully they can lose weight to reduce the load on their knee joints.  A little exercise and some light stretching can go a long way at relieving knee pain.  Adding magnetic treatment can help.  No drugs, no surgery… it’s worth a try.



Pain Relief

 

How do magnets provide pain relief?

Strong magnets must be placed directly over the knee pain, or certain acupuncture points.  Pain signals sent by the nerves in your body are blocked or reduced when magnets affect ion channels, some research suggests.  Ions are charged (either positive or negative) electro-chemicals.  Biological processes like pain signals and muscle contractions are controlled by the movement of ions (ion channels).

The great news about using magnets for your knee pain is that they are safe – no side effects.  You don’t have to worry about the gastrointestinal problems associated with drugs, mortality rates associated with surgery, or infections associated with injections.

Magnets should not be used if you are pregnant, if you have an implanted electro-medical device (like a pacemaker), near open wounds, near transdermal drug patches, or over the site of cortisone injection (up to 2 weeks after the injection).



Pain Relief

Pain Relief From Magnets

 

Can magnets provide pain relief for joint pain like osteoarthritis of the knee?  Magnet therapy can work as long as the following requirements are met:

1.  The negative side of the magnet must face the body.

2.  The magnets must penetrate deep enough to reach what hurts.

3.  The strength of the magnetic field must be maintained long enough to affect the target area.

4. Use multiple magnets to fully cover the entire treatment area.

5.  Must be comfortable enough to wear consistently so the magnets are given enough time to work.



Magnetic therapy appears to reduce pain and increase function in painful knee joints.  The results of a study published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine indicated a significant improvement in self-rated pain and physical function in patients wearing static magnets when compared to those who did not wear magnets.

This double-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial examined 43 patients with chronic joint pain in one or both of their knees.  Subjects wore either pads with magnets or pads with a placebo.  Though more studies on the subject of magnetic energy are needed in regards to pain treatment, this is a step in the right direction for conservative treatments of knee pain.

Hinman MR, Ford J, Heyl H., Effects of Static Magnets on Chronic Knee Pain and Physical Function: a Double-Blind Study.: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine.  2002 Jul-Aug; 8(4):50-5. 



 

Magnetic Therapy

 

Do these knee braces work?  The answer is yes.

A 2004 pilot study published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine concluded that “magnetic therapy for knee osteoarthritis could be assessed,” and that “magnets showed statistically significant efficacy compared to placebo under rigorously controlled conditions.”

These researchers from a Boston medical center designed a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study  that divided 29 participants with knee osteoarthritis in two groups.  One group received a high-strength magnet knee sleeve to treat knee pain while the other group received a knee sleeve with placebo-magnets.  It turns out that after 4 hours of wearing the knee braces the magnets showed a statistically significant efficacy compared to the placebo knee sleeves.

Wolsko PM, Eisenberg DM, et al. Double-blind placebo-controlled trial of static magnets for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: results of a pilot study.  Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. 2004 Mar-Apr; 10(20: 36-43.

 

 



When conventional treatments fail to provide adequate pain relief, homeopathic medicine can help. Those who suffer from knee pain, a magnetic therapy can be a helpful alternative. Magnetic knee braces are recommended in particular for people who suffer from knee injuries due to sports, arthritis, and for post-knee surgery recovery.

The magnets inside the magnetic knee brace gather heat from the user’s body and disperse the heat to the injured area. The heat helps relax the capillary walls of the leg, allowing for better blood circulation. Increased blood flow means more oxygen gets to the site of the injury, thus reducing swelling. Like a traditional knee brace, a magnetic knee brace also keeps the knee stable, which is crucial for proper healing.