A doctor consulting a patient regarding pemf therapy

PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) therapy evolved from the understanding that electromagnetic fields play a natural role in the functioning of the human body. Though it has been used as a medical treatment for thousands of years, it is relatively new to this country and especially new to Lindenhurst, New York where Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine has recently opened its newest office. 

Our doctors have had excellent results with PEMF and a host of other nonsurgical treatments in our offices throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and are now delighted to be able to make PEMF therapy available to patients in Lindenhurst. Contact our Lindenhurst office to find out how this remarkable treatment can help you.

As physiatrists, the doctors at Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine are focused on alleviating pain and restoring maximum function to patients with a wide range of musculoskeletal and spinal injuries and disease conditions. We are also a holistic practice, dedicated to addressing the patient as a whole, rather than isolated symptoms. PEMF fits right into our overall view of inclusive therapies, meaning treatments that are complementary as well as traditional.

What Is Behind the Efficacy of PEMF?

First of all, it is important to understand that PEMF works using the same energy that enables EKGs and EEGs to record (respectively) heart and brain activity. For decades, researchers have been paying increasing attention to mitochondria, the energy-producing parts of our cells, suspecting that by recharging them we might accelerate healing. This proved to be the case and there is now evidence that PEMF can improve human energy levels and help humans live longer.

High-frequency electromagnetic waves, like those in X-rays, may be harmful because, in large doses, they can alter DNA.  By contrast, PEMFs are low frequency and do not have any negative impact on the human body. Also, PEMFs are administered as pulsations of short duration which makes them less intrusive.

The theory behind PEMF therapy is the idea that when low-frequency electromagnetic pulses are administered, they pass through the skin, penetrating muscles, bones, tendons, and even organs. By doing so, those electromagnetic pulses are believed to reach individual cells and activate natural repair at a cellular level.

Is PEMF Therapy Approved by the FDA?

PEMF is already FDA-approved for bone healing after fracture, wound care, post-operative knee pain and swelling, migraine headaches with aura, and clinical depression. PEMF is also being used safely and successfully for a great many other purposes. Two convincing arguments for the benefits of PEMF are:

  1. NASA has used PEMF to improve tissue function in outer space by increasing cells viability and
  2. Professional athletes have been using PEMF for years to successfully treat injuries, relieve sore muscles, and improve performance.

Following these leads, innovative doctors like ours are now using PEMF treatments for a wider range of medical conditions. 

Types of Musculoskeletal and Spinal Conditions PEMF Treats in Lindenhurst

Like so many discoveries, PEMF is proving to be a medical breakthrough in a great many areas. Our doctors and patients are finding it helpful in dealing with:

  • Arthritic pain 
  • Muscular pain due to injuries or illness
  • Slow-healing fractures
  • Muscle weakness or dysfunction
  • Recovery after musculoskeletal surgery
  • Relieving symptoms of chronic pain conditions, like fibromyalgia
  • Relieving many types of joint pain

What Sets Long Island Rehabilitation Medicine in Lindenhurst Apart

One of the advantages of coming to Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine for treatment is that our doctors are well-trained in a number of different modalities, including musculoskeletal ultrasound, acupuncture, epidural steroid injections, and radiofrequency ablation. 

Another advantage is that our physiatrists have realized that their patients can reap greater benefits when two or more treatment methods are combined. For this reason, depending on your particular symptoms and responses to our therapies, we will frequently use more than one treatment to get optimal results.

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As more and more research is done on the benefits of PEMF, this therapy is drawing more and more positive attention. Already, PEMF treatments have shown evidence of: 

  • Reducing inflammation
  • Improving immune function
  • Accelerating bone healing
  • Increasing bone density
  • Oxygenating tissue
  • Alleviating joint pain
  • Improving circulation and muscle function
  • Relieving the pain and stiffness of arthritis
  • Improving Circadian sleep rhythms

Why suffer when PEMF is available? The treatment is painless and may provide you with a much-improved quality of life.

Contact Our Lindenhurst PEMF Doctors Today

The physiatrists in our Lindenhurst office are looking forward to meeting you and making you feel better. Whether you are experiencing intermittent or continuous pain, taking too long to heal from an injury or surgery, or suffering the effects of a chronic condition or illness, contact us now. We will do everything possible to relieve your pain and revive your energy and sense of purpose.