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neuropathy pain therapy


neuropathy pain OVERVIEW

Nerves are like wires that carry messages back and forth between your brain and your body. Your peripheral nerves branch off from your brain and spinal cord and connect to all parts of your body, including your muscles and organs. Peripheral nerves carry messages from your brain that control your movement, breathing, heartbeat, digestion, and more. They also carry messages from your body to your brain, so you can feel things, such as pain, heat, and cold.  If you have diabetes, your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Over time, this can damage the covering on your nerves or the blood vessels that bring oxygen to your nerves. Damaged nerves may stop sending messages, or may send messages slowly or at the wrong times.  This damage is called diabetic neuropathy. Over half of people with diabetes get it. Symptoms may include numbness in your hands, legs, or feet, shooting pains, burning.


Low frequency pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) can provide noninvasive, safe and easy to apply method to treat neuropathy and PEMF has a long term record of safety. The motor nerve conduction parameters  showed significant improvement in group 1, 2 with better mean values in group 1. As demonstrated by Fagerberg's, DPN is a result of diabetic angiopathy and found the correlation between neuropathic symptoms and duration of diabetes and histological abnormalities of the vasa nervorum. The decrease in motor nerve conduction velocity can be explained as a result of abnormality in the vasa nervorum. The experimental groups showed improvement in distal latency, NCV after treatment which can be attributed to indirect effect of PEMF, that is it augments angiogenesis by stimulating endothelial release of fibroblast growth factor beta. Smith found that PEMF stimulate the arteriolar microvessel diameters in rat cremester muscle, which further support that it improves the microenvironment for the tissues leading to regeneration.


Pulsed electromagnetic fields to reduce diabetic neuropathic pain and stimulate neuronal repair: a randomized controlled trial
MI Weintraub, DN Herrmann, AG Smith… - Archives of Physical …, 2009 - Elsevier

Evaluation of the efficacy of pulsed electromagnetic field in the management of patients with diabetic polyneuropathy
V Graak, S Chaudhary, BS Bal… - International journal of …, 2009 -

Efficacy of pulsed electromagnetic field on pain and nerve conduction velocity in patients with diabetic neuropathy
K Battecha - Bulletin of Faculty of Physical Therapy, 2017 -


Group A received PEMF with frequency of 50Hz and intensity of 20 G in addition to traditional physical therapy program. Group B received traditional physical therapy program only. The treatment program was conducted three times per week for 4 weeks. Measurements of pain intensity by visual analog scale and peroneal nerve conduction velocity by computerized electromyography device were done before and after treatment.  Results revealed that there was a significant reduction of pain intensity and significant improvement of peroneal nerve conduction velocity (m/s) in both groups (P<0.05), with slightly in favor of group A.

K Battecha - Bulletin of Faculty of Physical Therapy, 2017 -


How often should you repeat this therapy? The neuropathy pain relief therapy program at Recharge requires a once per week visit to the club for 90 minutes per session.



What are the results of this therapy?  After approximately 4-7 weeks clients should see a noticeable improvement



 How much does this service cost?  The cost for this plan is $99 per month.  There are no contracts or long term commitments.  To get started you will need to purchase a Recharge Health Plan



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