Pain is our first feeling when we are born. It is really painful to take our first breath as we enter the world. Every single person on this planet has experienced pain, and it is not fun. For many people, pain is a constant part of life. We live in a brutal world, and injuries are something that happen to the best of us. Accidents happen in even our daily life, both in the workplace and at home - bumping our heads on the car, slamming our fingers in the door, stubbing our toes...that's life! Not to mention staying physically active, sports injuries are a part of the equation of pain as well. Chronic and acute pain from injuries both new and old, arthritis, various chronic digestive disorders, and other autoimmune conditions are an unfortunate reality for people of all ages. In the Buddhist rhetoric, pain and suffering is a part of life, something to be expected. That does not make enduring it any more pleasant or easy! Everyone experiences pain, but it does not have to be that way. Being pain free is possible, at least in your body.
Pain is a sign from your body that something is wrong. A lot of the time the pain we feel is a result from inflammation in an injured area, or an area in our body that is not functioning properly. Our nerves misfiring can also be a cause of pain. It is a complicated symptom to nail down an exact cause as it depends on the individual and what they do in their life. Muscular pain, postural pain from repetitive motion injuries, even pain from sleeping in a suboptimal position is quite common and affects us all at one time or another.
There are many schools of thought about pain management and pain rehabilitation. Rest is important, but it is not always the answer when there is pain involved. Motion is lotion! Getting your cells functioning and neurons firing properly is always the goal in any form of rehabilitation. A healthy body is naturally pain free. Reaching for over-the-counter medications taxes the liver, organs, and nutritional absorption capabilities in the body. It may work for a short while, but it has its cost. The pain comes back and then we tend to be at square one if we do not or cannot get rid of the cause of the pain. Rehabilitation practices like physio, chiropractic, and acupuncture, renting a PEMF system and proper rehabilitation exercises are a good way to prevent and deal with injuries.
The importance of regular meals and a healthy diet can't be overlooked either, it can especially speed up healing, and also prevent some forms of pain as well. Nature informs our bodies to heal, we all possess the innate ability to heal ourselves. Tapping into those healing functions is easier when we surround ourselves with the forces of nature, clean air, clean water, and plenty of time outdoors. Low intensity pulsed electromagnetic fields give our bodies a boost of optimal cellular function when time isn't on our side and is great for pain management when we don't have the time to do all the other things that help with pain rehabilitation.
Natural pain management tools are always a kinder and more sustainable option on the human body, but sometimes they do not work as quickly as we need or want them to. Healing is not linear, there will be ups and downs. Healing pain is not linear either, it will come back, sometimes get worse before it gets better. This is normal. Pain is the source of a lot of frustration. As if life is not frustrating enough! A positive mindset can do wonders for motivating us and for healing pain.
Luckily, there is lots we can do about the pain we feel. Getting our bodies to be able to move without pain takes some time and dedication, and consistency. It takes consistent effort, but the payoff is priceless. Living in pain is limiting. We all want to lead limitless and healthy lives, taking care of our bodies naturally is the cornerstone of feeling good inside our own skin. Restoring optimal cell functioning is the highway to health and to staying young, and there are so many options to try!
A CLOSER LOOK AND PRACTITIONER EXPERIENCE
Musculoskeletal disorders such as arthritis, tendinitis, sprains and strains, fractures, post-op pain, osteoporosis, wounds, neuralgias, neuropathies, hip disorders, muscle spasms, spinal stenosis, disc degeneration, spinal injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches/migraines, and tennis/golfer’s elbow are among the most common pain sources that PEMF’s have been used for.
In one study done on PEMF and back pain, the findings suggested that PEMFs should be applied on a consistent basis over an extended period to achieve the best results. In that study 95% of the participants found relief.
As a PEMF Practitioner, at least 60-70% of my clients are coming to see me for chronic pain conditions. Some see a small reduction in just one session, most see a reduction in three or more sessions, rarely does it take weeks of sessions to produce some change. All clients are different though and the results really depend on the length of time they’ve been experiencing the pain and how responsive their body is to PEMFs. Most clients when they experience a reduction of pain by 25-50%, don’t want to lose that momentum! My clients will often rent an Omnium1 for 1-2 weeks or simply purchase their own system for home use to continue their progress and maintain a more pain free life. Pain is the easiest condition to measure accurately as it is something a client can notice quite quickly as they live with it every day. Rating it on the scale of 1-10 is a great tool to use with my clients both in clinic, during rentals, and for my home users.
One client of mine who had spinal stenosis came to me at a 10/10 level of pain. He had already tried a variety of therapies both conventional and alternative with no success. In one session with the iMRS he rated his pain from a 10/10 to an 8/10. Over the next 8 sessions he was able to bring that rating down to a near zero. This client bought his own iMRS and now maintains an exceptionally low pain rating and a much better quality of life!