Magnetic therapy has been known to provide relief from neck pain without invasive surgery or use of powerful anti-inflammatory drugs.
Neck – Functions and Importance
The neck is made up of seven bones in the form of cervical vertebrae found at the upper part of the spine. These bones hold up the head in place and also form the basis for the food pipe, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and air tubes.
The numerous blood vessels found in the neck allow blood to flow through to the head and the brain. The neck holds the trachea and the food pipe known as esophagus which is the pathway for food and water to the rest of the body.
The upper spinal cord that reaches the neck is responsible for the movements of the body and this is connected to the stem of the brain in the neck.
The muscles of the head and neck can be segregated by function. The muscles responsible for facial expression, mastication or chewing, tongue muscles, pharynx, larynx, hearing and sight are all located in the skull and the neck regions.
The above facts clearly prove that the neck is a very important region and is responsible for several important functions in the human body.
Causes of neck pain
A lot of neck pain problems are caused by poor posture. If one spends a lot of time with the neck tilted to one side or hunched over a computer or car wheel for hours together, such poor postures can lead to neck pain.
Causes of stiff neck
Stiff neck is experienced by majority of the people at some point or the other in their lifetime. The main cause of stiff neck is due to the straining of the levator scapula muscle which connects the cervical spine with the shoulder.
The spraining of the levator scapula muscle occurs because of normal everyday activities like injuries around neck region, sleeping in an awkward position that strains the neck, slouched posture in front of a computer and long periods of stress.
Symptoms of stiff neck
The symptoms of a stiff neck can be tenderness in the region above the shoulder blades and spreading to the upper back portion. The inflammation of the muscles makes movement of the neck very painful. This pain can last anywhere from couple of days to a week when the cervical spine gets time to heal.
Magnetic therapy for neck pain relief
High frequency pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) treatments comprising of 5 to 15 treatments of varying durations have been known to provide great drug free relief to neck pain and other pains in various parts of the body.
If the pulsed magnetic therapy treatments are maintained over a continuous period at a frequency of & Hz to 4 KHz and even lower magnetic field strengths of 15 Gauss, it has been known to provide good neck pain relief.
Sleeping on a magnetic mattress pad over a considerable period of time has been known to reduce pain as much as six times than before.
As mentioned in the previous post Magnetic Therapy For Neck Pain, diathermy of the order of 27 Hz has provided immense relief from neck pain of the chronic variety.
Neck pain that persisted for more than 6 weeks and that did not respond well to anti-inflammatory drugs showed a huge decrease in intensity when battery operated diathermy device was encased in a cervical collar. The results showed almost 75% of the patients experienced great pain relief and reported better mobility of the neck.
Magnetic therapy from Woolrest BioMag consists of magnetic mattress pads and toppers that emit powerful static magnetic fields exposing the neck or any part of the body affected by pain every night and help reduce the inflammation through improved blood circulation bringing the dual benefits of drug free pain relief and a good night’s sleep.
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