Despite the fact that the rest of the world is currently on hold, Osteoporosis never takes a break. In fact, every three seconds, someone in the U.S. suffers from an Osteoporosis-related fracture.
If you struggle with this disease, you’re likely terrified of breaking a bone and having to go to the ER at a time like this.
At Independence Wellness, we offer a unique service called Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) that can help strengthen your bones or heal your fractures without the dreaded ER trip.
In order to understand how this form of therapy works, let’s dive into some biology first.
Bones and bioelectrical signals
Bones are incredibly complex systems that are controlled and developed by bioelectrical signals. These signals are generated when weight and stress are placed upon your bones, increasing their density over time.
This density decreases when stress is not present, preventing new bone from being generated and causing bone disease like Osteoporosis.
It’s because of this fact that astronauts lose bone density when in space. There is no gravity, and therefore no way to apply weight or stress to their bones. NASA uses PEMF to help their astronauts maintain their general cellular health and function.
Using PEMF to increase bone density
Daily exercise and healthy diet are great ways to stimulate bone growth. When used in combination with PEMF, it’s possible to rebuild bone density and slow the progression of bone loss regardless of your age. For example, at 80 years of age, one of our patients states that:
“I have now been seeing Dr. Sullivan about 13 years for low back pain, shoulder, neck, and sciatic nerve problems. My bone density tests have showed significant improvements since I’ve started seeing Dr. Sullivan. Also, all the other pain I have had for a long time no longer bothers me. Thanks Dr. Sullivan for the treatment you have given me over the past 13 years.” – Jackie Fogleman
PEMF pulses gentle electrical currents into your bones, undoing years of damage from a lack of electrical signals caused by Osteoporosis and other bone diseases. Over 250 published studies have proven PEMF to be effective in repairing cartilage, accelerating bone repair and growth, and enhancing bone mineralization.
Due to the fact that bone regeneration is stimulated by electric currents, and PEMF simulates these exact biological impulses, it is the ideal therapy for bone fracture healing. Once your bone is fractured, you can no longer stress it to induce these electric currents, which is why people are turning to PEMF for help.
Any fracture is at risk of infection to the injured area. PEMF can combat this as well by boosting your immune system (something we ALL desperately need right now), stimulating the lymphatic system, detoxifying your cells, and increasing oxygenation.
When you use this therapy to charge your cells, all of the nutrients and minerals necessary for healing are able to reach the fracture, toxins are removed, and the healing process is accelerated.
At Independence Wellness, we’re here to help. We have years of experience in regenerating bone density and helping patients with bone disease, and look forward to healing you too. Click here to request an appointment!