WAVE3 NEWS REPORTS ABOUT MAGNAWAVE AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO OPIOIDS
LOUISVILLE’S WAVE3 NEWS STATION TALKS TO MAGNAWAVE ABOUT BEING AN ALTERNATIVE TO OPIOIDS
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – With the opioid epidemic, many health professionals are reluctant to prescribe pain medication. Some are turning to alternative treatments to help people get some relief.
Pat Ziemer is the president and CEO of MagnaWave in Louisville, Ziemer knows a lot about horses and found a way of making them better.
“We started with racehorses,” Ziemer said. “When I got this device in 2007, I was the crazy guy walking around the racetrack, went to the rider and said let me treat your back and they liked how their back felt. They let me treat their horses. I would treat a horse and they would get on it and ride off and they would say my gosh this horse hasn’t performed this well in six months.”
MagnaWave technology offers relief to both animals and humans by reducing inflammation and pain without drugs or side effects.
“MagnaWave is pulsed electromagnetic fields,” Ziemer said. “It’s a high voltage, low-frequency wave that penetrates cellular membrane and makes the cell take on oxygen available to it. If you can improve oxygenation of your cells, you can reduce inflammation which relieves pain. By placing a coil around the problem area, a turn of the knob, you can hear clicking from the machine and then notice how the muscle moving.”
JEFF ARNSPERGER’S MAGNAWAVE STORY
Jeff Arnsperger’s story may sound familiar to many. “Been through treatments did injections, medications, physical therapy and none of that was making sense,” Arnsperger said. Arnsperger tried MagnaWave after having hip replacement surgery. He didn’t want to be on pain medication.
“It got me off the pain medication within three, four days,” Arnsperger said. “Between the nerve pain and what I was feeling from pain medication, it did a wonderful job.”
ZIEMER SAID MAGNAWAVE IS BEING USED BY NEARLY 6,000 HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.
“Treating them with something that helps them feel better takes away the inflammation, takes away the pain it’s easier for them not to use opioids, we have had people who have totally left their opioids,” Ziemer said. “It may not be a perfect fix for everyone but, it’s an option for people coming to MagnaWave’s Louisville office.”
Physicians like Dr. Konrad Kijewski from the Pain Institute area also looking at options because of the gravity of the opioid epidemic. “I don’t want to get people addicted,” Dr. Konrad Kijewski from The Pain Institute said. Dr. Kijewski said there are cases that warrant opioids but, he says it’s not the first line of treatment. He also recommends looking at alternatives to pain medication. “Some of it can include injections into the painful area, there are also things like radio frequency,” Dr. Kijewski said. “One of the new exciting things is CBD oil which is a natural extraction out a hemp plant. That helps a lot of people with pain.”
Narcotics work by masking pain, they don’t treat the cause of it. When it comes to chronic pain, one size doesn’t fit all. You may have to try different things to help reduce prescriptions, addictions, and overdose deaths.
MagnaWave is working on getting FDA approval.