Your body's cells are driven with batteries (electron charges) and engines (Mitochondria). Each cell holds a charge and energy that powers your organs, muscles, and tissues. Over time, the cells lose their charge, especially if you're stressed physically, mentally and or chemically. That's why at Marin Spine we're proud to offer Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) and Laser combination, a natural way to speed your body's healing and repair damaged cells.
What is PEMF Therapy?
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy delivers electromagnetic waves to jump-start the recovery process at the cellular level. Customized frequency pulses act upon the positive and negative electrical charges in your cells to promote healing naturally.
We hover a magnetic loop over the area that needs help and the device sends out magnetic pulses that can be felt. It feels like a electro-stimulation device without the sticky pads. This energy can be felt deep into the tissue and it can be adjusted to your tolerance.
Think of it as a workout for your cells. Your cells' metabolism gets a boost as your blood cells regenerate and your body's oxygen-carrying capacity increases. The result can be improved recovery with a healthier immune system, a relaxed nervous system, soothed muscles and stronger bones and joints.
What is Laser Therapy?
When a therapeutic laser is placed near the skin, the photons can penetrate into the body and get absorbed by the mitochondria, the energy producing part of a cell. This energy creates beneficial physiological responses resulting in the restoration of normal cell function. Lasers can be successfully used to treat a broad range of conditions, including sports injuries, spinal disc injuries, kinetic chain dysfunctions, musculoskeletal issues and arthritis. The central goal of laser therapy is to stimulate the cell to perform its natural functions, but at an enhanced rate.
Benefits of PEMF + Laser Therapy
Each of these energetic forces have been reported to be beneficial as a stand alone modality. We use these devices to enhance the quality of your visit vs just doing Chiropractic work. The theory is that if you activate the cellular energy systems then this reduces pain and improves your quality of life by helping your body to function as it was designed to do. Benefits include:
- Reduced pain and inflammation
- Improved cell regeneration
- Increased energy
- Better circulation
- Improved blood and tissue oxygenation
- Enhanced sleep quality
- Better absorption of nutrients
- Balanced immune system
- Relaxed muscles
- Decreased joint swelling
- Activated cellular antioxidant defenses
Conditions Treated by PEMF + Laser Therapy
A wide variety of conditions respond well to PEMF, including:
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tennis elbow
- Achilles tendonitis
- Shin splints
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Frozen Shoulder
- Meniscus tears
- Patellofemoral Pain
- Hip Arthritis
- Hip Bursitis
- IT Band Syndrome
Does PEMF+ Laser Treatment Hurt?
This device is really strong and you can feel it working to reduce pain. It can be felt at the site of pain and we work with you to help decrease your symptoms but the goal is to enhance your cellular energy so you walk away with cells that continue to functional optimally to help you recuperate.
How Many Visits Do You Need?
It depends...one size does not fit all. It can vary, but like with any type of body therapy, it takes time for your body to repair itself. Of course we all want to feel better immediately and in some cases that can happen but in reality it takes some follow up sessions to maximize your healing journey. We suggest 2x week or until you start to notice the benefits of change. You can do more or less than that per week but it really depends on so many scenarios.
How Much Is It?
It depends...as a stand alone service it is $75 per visit. We often pair it with our normal office visits which are approximately $100-150.