Capal Tunnel Pain Reduction Therapy
CAPAL TUNNEL PAIN REDUCTION - PEMF PULSED ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD THERAPY
Entrapment of the median nerve at the wrist is the most common cause of sensory and motor disturbance in the hands and can be progressively disabling [1,2]. Numbness, tingling, and burning within the median innervated hand are the most common symptoms, as well as nocturnal pain and ultimately weakness. Complex mechanisms of compression and ischemia exist that adversely influence the large A-myelinated fibers and small unmyelinated nociceptive C-fibers. From a pathophysiological standpoint, neuropathic pain (NP; numbness, tingling, and burning) is believed secondary to ectopic firing of nociceptive afferent unmyelinated C-fiber axons that are undergoing degeneration
By inducing a mild electrical magnetic current into damaged cells, PEMF therapy slows or stops the release of pain and inflammatory mediators, increases blood flow of the cells, and re-establishes normal cell interaction. With reduced inflammation, pain decreases, energy increases, and faster tissue healing occurs.
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Study on Carpal Tunnel Pain Reduction Therapy:
Conclusions. PEMF exposure in refractory CTS provides statistically significant short- and long-term pain reduction and mild improvement in objective neuronal functions. Neuromodulation appears to influence nociceptive-C and large A-fiber functions, probably through ion/ligand binding.