Study of PEMF in Disc Degeneration

By Julie A. Vetalice

Study results suggest that use of pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy, such as Orthofix's Physio-Stim®, may reduce cellular inflammation and degredation associated with disc degeneration in human intervertebral disc (IVD) cells. Further study would be needed to determine viability for PEMF in managing inflammation and impaired healing associated with painful IVDs.

Physio-Stim and Cervical-Stim® devices generate a uniform, low-level electrical field designed to activate and augment the body's natural healing process to enhance bone fusion.

Source: Orthofix International N.V.

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