Peripheral magnetic stimulation (PMS) or so-called transcutaneous magnetic stimulation is a noninvasive method of delivering a rapidly pulsed, high-intensity magnetic field to the periphery other than the brain. Peripheral TMS is a short and immediate pain relieving treatment. Peripheral TMS is suitable for myriads of conditions including: Musculoskeletal Disorders -Degenerative Arthritis -Rheumatoid Arthritis -Myofascial Pain Syndrome -De Quervain’s Syndrome -Cervical Pain -Frozen Shoulder -Shoulder Tendinitis Sport injuries Muscle Relaxation Pain Control after Car Accident Spinal Disorders Acute/Chronic Lumbago Hip gout (Sciatica) Spinal Bifida Spondylitis Chronic Back Pain Spinal Disc Disease Other Disorders Peripheral Vascular Diseases Berger’s Disease
To encourage the body to promote natural healing in all stages of neuropathic pain conditions.
Painless, and easy approach for many neurological and musculoskeletal conditions.
Patients should be warned that the benefits are often not immediate and the therapy may require multiple sessions.
Many researchers have been trying to identify the mechanisms of action underlying the effect of peripheral magnetic stimulation; however, no clear conclusion has been made. The one strong postulate is that peripheral magnetic stimulation can recruit sensory neurons which potentially influence cerebral activation and neuroplasticity. It is thought to be another useful method to induce neurons resembling movement therapy that has already demonstrated to increase motion control in stroke patients. Peripheral magnetic stimulation is also shown to normalize the activation of motor planning and leads to some functional improvement.
Some pain and discomfort were reported in studies that used high the intensity of peripheral magnetic stimulation. Peripheral TMS has been used in Europe, Korea and Russia for more than 17 years and so far, there are no reports of any negative effects associated with the treatment. Peripheral magnetic stimulation is considered a painless approach.
Can the procedure be carried out in pregnant women?
It is suggested that direct magnetic stimulation on the lumbar spine should be avoided. Women who are pregnant should stay at least 70 cm away from the coil.