What is the Difference Between Magna Wave PEMF vs Shock Wave Treatment?
There are differences and similarities between Magna Wave PEMF and shock wave treatments. Both therapies are used to enhance blood flow to a specific area or injury.
Magna Wave PEMF vs Shock Wave Treatment Placement
Magna Wave PEMF is more versatile in its ability to be used anywhere on the body. Magna Wave PEMF can be used to treat a specific area, or the entire body. Shock wave treatments are only done on a specific point on certain areas of the body. It is often used to improve circulation in tendons and ligaments. Magna Wave PEMF is able to enhance blood flow and oxygenation throughout the body which is an advantage in fighting many different ailments and providing a good quality of life.
Magna Wave PEMF vs Shock Wave Treatment for Detecting Soreness
Magna Wave PEMF is often used in equine therapy to detect where a horse may be sore or injured. This allows the practitioner to understand the problem better and know where best to focus the treatment. Shock wave has no ability to detect soreness.
Magna Wave PEMF vs Shock Wave Treatment for Safety
Magna Wave PEMF is safe to use on humans, pets and equine patients. PEMF therapy is non-invasive, gentle and painless. Many clients describe PEMF therapy as being relaxing. Magna Wave PEMF therapy is applied while the client remains fully dressed. No sedation is required and there are no adverse side effects from PEMF therapy. A shock wave treatment can be painful. Shock wave treatment creates its energy by concussion and sound waves. There is often the need for sedation and supervision of a Veterinarian or Physician.
Magna Wave PEMF vs Shock Wave Treatment as Analgesia
Magna Wave PEMF does not mask pain. PEMF therapy is known for its positive effect on inflammation and pain. Dr. Mary Scollay, Equine Medical Director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission estimates that shock wave treatment can successfully mask certain types of fractures for the first 2-3 days after treatment. RMTC guidelines suggest that trainers report the use of shock wave treatment on a horse to racing officials. The treated horse is then put on the veterinarian’s list for ten days after treatment. PEMF therapy does not need to be reported. A horse can receive Magna Wave PEMF therapy and be raced or ridden right after treatment with no ill effects.
Magna Wave PEMF vs Shock Wave Treatment Penetration
Magna Wave PEMF can travel up to 16 inches into the body with a wide focal point and wave area. PEMF therapy can easily be administered through clothing or an animal’s fur. Shock wave treatment has a maximum penetration of about 4 inches with a small focal area of a couple of inches wide at the skin going down to a point.
Magna Wave PEMF Therapy Devices
Magna Wave offers several different PEMF devices for use by individuals or medical professionals. All Magna Wave PEMF devices are made in the USA using the latest in technology. Magna Wave offers PEMF devices with spark chambers or digital PEMF devices. Attachments are available for treatment of specific areas or for the entire body. Let the professionals at Magna Wave help you find the right device for you.