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Magnetic Field Therapy

Brain Stimulation May Help Spinal Injury Patients

By Patricia Reaney

LONDON (Reuters) - Stimulating an area of the brain with magnetic pulses may help patients with partial damage to their spinal cord improve muscle movement and feeling, scientists said Monday.

In a preliminary study of four partially paralyzed patients who had been injured more than 18 months or years earlier, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) improved the patients' ability to move and feel.

Thermal Evaluation of Magnetic Lower Back Belt

BEFORE the magnet belt was used.  Note

significant asymmetry in the lower back with pronounced thermal projection from the mid-line to the right side in the vicinity of L4-S1.  Corresponding diffuse heat formation on the left side in the same region. (Photo No. 1)

This image was taken before using the magnet belt, but after a placebo was worn for approximately 15 minutes.  There is an overall decrease in temperature, however, the thermal patterns remain consistent with the projections  evident in the image taken BEFORE the belt was used (see above). (Photo No. 2)

Research uses magnets to treat chronic pain

by Doug Campbell

Neurologists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are testing a promising new technology that uses magnets to treat chronic pain.

By generating focused and controlled magnetic fields and applying them to afflicted areas, researchers have been able to eliminate pain and also reduce swelling and promote healing in pilot studies and several large, placebo-controlled studies.

Response of Pain to Static Magnetic Fields in Postpolio Patients: A Double-Blind Pilot Study

Baylor University Medical Study
Response of Pain to Static Magnetic Fields in Postpolio Patients: A Double-Blind Pilot Study

Carlos Vallbona, MD,  Carlton F. Hazlewood, PhD,  Gabor Jurida, MD Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitaion Baylor University, College of Medicine Houston, Texas



Studies on Magnets and Magnetic Therapy

1. EFFECT OF PERMANENT MAGNETIC FIELD ON POSTOPERATIVE PAIN AND WOUND HEALING IN PLASTIC SURGERY

Daniel Man*, Boris Man*, Harvey Plosker*, Marko Markov#, *Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, Boca Raton, Florida, USA; #Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, USA

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION