PEMF for back pain
About 80 percent of the world’s population is affected by back pain.
Accidents, falls, overuse of the back and spine, or heavy lifting, are among the most common causes of back pain, as well as degenerative changes brought about by aging. About 10 percent of back pain cases are caused by a systemic disorder.
Back pain can spread out to other areas like shoulders, neck, and legs. The pain may also be caused by mechanical disorders like osteoarthritis, muscle strains, herniated discs, and spinal stenosis. It can also result from acquired conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, scioliosis, and ankylosing spondylitis.
Scoliosis is a musculoskeletal disorder in which there is a sideways curvature of the spine.
Our spines are naturally curved, but some people have spines that curve sideways, in the shape of a C or S.
Although scoliosis mostly develops during childhood, it usually causes symptoms as the child becomes an adult. Scoliosis Symptoms can be prevented from getting worse on early detection. Treatment in adults is given to relieve pain, as it is too late to correct the spine's position.
A disc is made of a soft jelly-like center, allowing flexibility and absorbing shock. Disc herniation, also called a slipped or ruptured disc, results in back pain which often spreads out to the neck, arms, and legs. When a disc's hard outer coating is damaged, the soft substance inside begins to leak towards the spinal canal, pressing nearby nerves. When the back pain also radiates down to the leg, it is called sciatica.
Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal, which presses on the nerves roots, resulting in pain and often numbness. This often happens in aging people due to degenerative changes such as arthritis. The narrowing of the spinal canal sometimes occurs just in a small part of it, but it can also affect a bigger area. Pressure originating in the lower part of the spine can affect the legs, while pain in the upper part may result in pain in the neck.