The PEMF devices described in this review (Ivivi Technologies, Montvale, NJ) have been cleared by the FDA for the treatment of postoperative pain and edema and are currently available. PEMF therapy is typically used for postoperative pain management with the expectation of a significant reduction in the use of narcotics and/or nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, earlier hospital discharge, and/or an earlier return to function. As indicated in this review, PEMF may also be used in challenging cases such as irradiated tissue or other wounds in poorly vascularized tissue. In practice, PEMF is delivered via a circular coil that is always placed so that the tissue target is encompassed within the coil perimeter. The device can be applied over dressings, braces, or clothing. Treatment regimens may be manual or automatic. For postoperative use, treatment begins in the recovery room and is generally administered every 4 hours for 30 minutes for 3 days, and then every 8 hours for the next several days until pain and edema are not significant. For the treatment of chronic wounds, the regimen is 30 minutes twice a day until healed. PEMF device operation is simple and patients may easily be instructed on its use in both outpatient and home settings.
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Exposure to a specific pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) has been shown to produce analgesic (antinociceptive) effects in many organisms. In a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled clinical trial, patients with either chronic generalized pain from fibromyalgia (FM) or chronic localized musculoskeletal or inflammatory pain were exposed to a PEMF (400 μT) through a portable device fitted to their head during twice-daily 40 min treatments over seven days. The effect of this PEMF on pain reduction was recorded using a visual analogue scale. A differential effect of PEMF over sham treatment was noticed in patients with FM, which approached statistical significance (P=0.06) despite low numbers (n=17); this effect was not evident in those without FM (P=0.93; n=15). PEMF may be a novel, safe and effective therapeutic tool for use in at least certain subsets of patients with chronic, nonmalignant pain.
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