PEMF Therapy for Osteoporosis or Bone Density Issues
Osteoporosis is a major health problem for the elderly. Osteoporosis is a common metabolic bone disease of thinning bones. One in four women and one in eight men are affected. Fragile bones can lead to numerous fractures in various parts of the body. Other diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension can also add to the risk factor of Osteoporosis.
Different Therapies Used for Osteoporosis or Bone Density Issues
Multiple approaches are used in dealing with Osteoporosis or bone density issues. Important considerations are nutrition, exercise, hormone balancing, and supplements to have adequate bone formation. Medications are used to slow down the rate of bone degradation. PEMF therapy can be added to help enhance the potential benefits and long-term results. PEMF therapy is safe and non-invasive.
PEMF Therapy as Modality for Osteoporosis
Patients suffering from osteoporosis often experience pain, disability, and loss of their independence. PEMF therapy is used to relieve pain quickly and efficiently. The need for other harmful pain medications could be eliminated. PEMF therapy might also help reduce the side effects of medications taken for osteoporosis. PEMF therapy could help the patient to better manage any disabilities and have a better quality of life.
Promising Research on PEMF Therapy for Osteoporosis or Bone Density Issues
Researchers feel that PEMF therapy could be a promising alternative to drug-based therapies for treating a wide range of bone disorders including osteoporosis. A study was done on bone density of osteoporosis-prone women. Bone mineral density increased in the immediate area of PEMF therapy. A study on rats suggests that PEMF stimulation could prevent bone loss and improve lipid metabolism disorders without adverse side effects. Properly applied PEMF therapy could have clinical applications in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Another study on bone mineral density found that PEMF therapy could stimulate osteogenesis, possibly by increasing osteoblastic activity. NASA studied PEMF therapy to help astronauts recover from bone-density loss after extended periods in space. More research and clinical trials need to be done but so far the results are promising as to the effects that PEMF therapy may have on Osteoporosis.
Reduced Blood Flow and Bone Density Issues
Blood supply is recognized as a vital basis of bone growth and remodeling. It is believed that reduced blood flow to the lower extremities may affect bone remodeling, resulting in a decrease in bone mineral density (BMD). A study found that among relatively healthy older women decreased vascular flow in the lower extremities may be associated with an increased rate of bone loss at the hip. PEMF therapy helps improve blood flow and oxygenation.
PEMF Therapy Treats the Entire Body
Bone mineral density testing is typically done on the lumbar spine and the hip. Osteoporosis and bone density issues affect the entire body, not just the hip and spine. Because of this long-term whole-body treatment is recommended. Therapy is easily and safely administered while the client remains fully dressed. The professionals at Magna Wave can help you find a practitioner in your area that offers PEMF therapy.
Magna Wave PEMF Devices
Magna Wave offers several different PEMF devices that can target certain areas or be applied throughout the body. Magna Wave also offers PEMF therapy devices for sale or rent to individuals and medical practitioners. All Magna Wave PEMF machines work with the Wave Wings which can surround the body and give the ultimate full body treatment.