The Therapeutic Use of Magnets for the Treatment of Back Pain.
Back Problems Are Common
Back pain is a major cause of ill health and absence from work. One in five of us will suffer back pain severe enough to take time off work at some point in our lives. One in three will receive treatment ranging from medication to some form of physical therapy.
Back pain can be caused by accidents, sporting injuries, lifting heavy loads or even just by poor posture. Damage can also be caused by degenerative disease, by malformation of the bones or simply by growing old. It should also be said that some back pain can be the result of other disease conditions, for example kidney illness or pelvic disease.
Doctors try to diagnose the pain anatomically as a skeletal, muscular or nerve problem. Back problems can be acute and intense or chronic and accompanied by a lower level pain or discomfort. In terms of treatment, the mainstay of Western medicine will be drugs, physiotherapy or surgery, or combinations of these.
Difficulty of Diagnosis
The back is highly complex, and the origin and cause of pain may not be fully understood. It can be very difficult to locate the exact source of pain. Some studies estimate that 85% of patients with back pain do not receive a specific diagnosis for the cause of their pain. Without a specific diagnosis, the treatment plan can be a hit or miss process.
As the precise source of back pain is sometimes unknown, prescribed treatments may or may not be helpful. Complementary approaches can supplement traditional treatment methods or can be used as an alternative to them. It is perfectly valid to explore complementary approaches, particularly if these approaches to pain relief cause no harm, have no side effects, and have increasing anecdotal and scientific evidence to support them. Treatment techniques such as bio magnetic therapy and acupuncture can contribute towards a successful therapeutic outcome. Our advice is to try the complementary approach although we strongly advise you to consult with your doctor on any medical condition you may have, in this way you will have all angles covered.
Magnetic Products for Back Pain
The Back Wrap is an excellent product and a good initial strategy for many types of chronic low back pain. The Back Wrap offers lumbar support, comfort and magnetic therapy all at once. It can be used at home, at work, or whilst participating in sports activities. It is made of light neoprene material, and has 16 north facing magnets of 500 Gauss each. At 44inches long and 7 inches wide, the wrap is a one-size-fits-all with Velcro fastening. The Back Wrap can be worn for extended periods of time, including at night.
How long does it Take For the Magnets to Work? Some people find that the results of using magnetic health products are very rapid, literally within minutes, in others it may take a couple of weeks. We are all individuals with different strengths and weaknesses. The severity of the complaint also varies from person to person. Some people may have had a back problem for six months others 25 years. The way we respond will be different.
Take Breaks From Treatment: It is a good idea to take breaks from the bio magnetic treatment. This stops the body from building up a resistance to the magnets. After a few weeks of treatment have a break for a few days to see what the difference is, and then restart. Experiment!
We have an extensive and varied range of beautifully designed magnetic bangles and bracelets. Below is a small sample of what we offer:
Titanium Magnetic Bracelets
Very hard wearing and super lightweight magnetic bracelets. Each titanium magnetic bracelet combines super strength, multiple magnets with Commercially Pure Grade Titanium.
Hi Power Copper Magnetic Bracelets
Our copper magnetic bracelets and bangles are made from pure copper and contain 6 powerful Neodymium magnets providing a double therapeutic effect. Six magnets including two larger end magnets increases the overall magnetic power and range.