When it comes to chronic pain, there are few treatments as buzzworthy as magnetic hyperthermia. The treatment, which is a form of medical therapy, uses concentrated magnetic fields to kill pain-causing bacteria and reduce inflammation. This, in turn, helps relieve chronic pain. Although there’s no magic bullet for pain management, some experts say magnetic hyperthermia may hold great promise as a complementary treatment. In this blog, we’ll explore what magnetic hyperthermia is, how it works, its potential benefits, and potential risks. If you’d like to learn more about this promising pain treatment, read on!
What is Magnetic Hyperthermia?
Magnetic hyperthermia is a form of medical therapy that uses concentrated magnetic fields to kill pain-causing bacteria and reduce inflammation in the body. It’s also referred to as “electromagnetic medicine.”
How Magnetic Hyperthermia Works
Magnetic hyperthermia works in two ways. First, the magnetic fields used create a low-intensity heat wave that kills pain-causing bacteria and reduces inflammation. Second, because of the low intensity of the heat waves, there’s no need for anesthesia during treatment. This is one reason why it’s considered a complementary treatment.
Magnetic Hyperthermia’s Benefits
Magnetic hyperthermia is a form of medical therapy that uses concentrated magnetic fields to kill pain-causing bacteria and reduce inflammation. This, in turn, helps relieve chronic pain. Although there’s no magic bullet for pain management, some experts say magnetic hyperthermia may hold great promise as a complementary treatment for people with chronic pain without all the side effects associated with traditional treatments. Magnetic hyperthermia is effective because it targets specific molecules in the body that control inflammation and pain.
Magnetic Hyperthermia’s Drawbacks
Magnetic hyperthermia is not risk-free. With many health concerns surrounding magnetic fields and the risks associated with their use, there are ongoing debates about whether this treatment should be used as a first-line treatment for chronic pain. Some research suggests that magnetic hyperthermia may result in tumor growth, heart problems, breathing difficulties, and nausea after prolonged exposure to magnetic fields. Additionally, the treatment is more expensive than most other types of medical therapy. For these reasons, some experts argue that magnetic hyperthermia should be used as a complementary therapy rather than a first-line treatment for chronic pain relief.
Which Patients Could Benefit From Magnetic Hyperthermia?
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, approximately 80 percent of people who deal with chronic pain are women. But magnetic hyperthermia may be especially helpful for patients who have both chronic pain and a poor response to traditional treatment methods. Buried under all that pain, there may be an underlying condition or disability that’s causing the pain. If you think your patient might be experiencing this condition, ask her if she’d like to talk about magnetic hyperthermia as a potential treatment option. Some conditions that could benefit from magnetic hyperthermia include:
-Chronic back pain
-Low back pain
Magnetic Hyperthermia has been shown to be an effective form of pain relief. However, it is not always the best option. Like all treatments, Magnetic Hyperthermia is only successful when it is administered by a qualified medical professional.