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Chronic Pain and Depression: There is Hope

For many people, chronic pain and depression go hand in hand. This can make waking up every day feel like a hopeless and daunting task. 

It doesn’t take a doctor to understand why living a life full of chronic pain may lead to depression. Finding the right medication to treat both of these debilitating conditions can be nerve-wracking and may lead to harmful side effects like suicidal thoughts. If you’re losing hope in managing your chronic pain and depression, you’ve come to the right place.

Simultaneous Treatment for Depression and Chronic Pain

Most doctors tend to ignore the fact that medications make no promise. Yes, there are studies that show promise for these medications, but not without the cost of harmful side effects.

Some anti-depressants on the market do offer nerve pain relief, but mixing this medication with other pain medicine can be dangerous. What if there was one solution that would treat both your chronic pain and depression at the same time, and with no side effects, dangerous interactions, or habit-forming risks?

There is. It’s called Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF).

PEMF Explained

In 2006, the FDA approved a new treatment for depression and anxiety–PEMF. Now, with the opioid epidemic in full swing, this form of therapy is becoming more widely known as an alternative to pain medicine. But what is it, exactly?

PEMF is a form of treatment used for various ailments, from neuropathy, chronic pain, and depression, to athletic injuries and more. It works by pulsating a gentle electrical current into your cells, charging them where they are lacking energy and restoring your body back to full health. When your cells’ energy levels are depleted, you feel pain and/or depression. By mending these cells, you can alleviate nearly any ailment without any side effects or habit-forming risks. 

Life with chronic pain is no way to live, and if left untreated, depression can increase your risk for diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, and more. Chiropractors everywhere have been researching the health benefits of PEMF. At Independence Wellness & Pulse Center, our very own Dr. John is the only chiropractor in Lafayette to offer this life-changing treatment. There is hope with PEMF. Request an appointment with us to give it a try!

To view studies on PEMF, check out the proof section of our site for research papers, studies, videos, and more on the health benefits of this treatment. You can check out our FAQs page as well for the answers to our most frequently asked questions. 

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