Chronic pain can be unbearable. It can interfere with everyday life and make everything harder. There are several methods of pain management to choose from, some more effective than others.
Electromagnetic transduction therapy (EMTT) is a non-invasive treatment that uses deep tissue-penetrating energy waves to decrease pain and boost tissue healing. EMTT is an effective and painless way to deal with painful musculoskeletal disorders and chronic conditions.
Here at Pain Therapy Medical Care in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Sardar offers the most advanced pain management modalities, including electromagnetic transduction therapy. Whether you have back pain, knee pain, neck pain, or a sports injury, EMTT can help.
Keep reading to learn more about electromagnetic transduction therapy, how it works, and the other forms of treatment you can combine to treat chronic pain.
What is Electromagnetic Transduction Therapy (EMTT)?
About 80% of the adult population suffers from or has suffered from low back pain. Sports injuries, inflammatory disorders, and joint and muscle diseases are also pretty common among the young and adult population.
Conservative treatment can be quite limited in dealing with the acute pain caused by these conditions. This is where electromagnetic field treatments come into play.
Electromagnetic Transduction Therapy (EMTT) is the most advanced form of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF). It’s far more complex and effective. It has been shown to amplify healing and pain relief when administered alone or in conjunction with other conservative treatments.
EMTT releases high-frequency oscillating electromagnetic waves. These waves synchronize with the magnetic fields in your body and subsequently trigger the healing process. It’s essentially an electrical stimulation of the cells in your body, causing them to activate and carry out their roles.
Clinical evidence shows that electromagnetic transduction therapy and extracorporeal shock wave therapy produce excellent biological effects when they’re combined to treat musculoskeletal diseases.
In our pain clinic in Brooklyn, Dr. Sardar masterfully combines EMTT with shock wave therapy to treat persistent pain that doesn’t respond to conventional treatments.
How Does Electromagnetic Therapy Work?
Electromagnetic transduction therapy uses electromagnetic waves oscillating with high frequencies (between 100 – 300 kHz). The waves collide with the magnetic fields in the body and trigger cellular and soft tissue regeneration in the affected area.
The waves have a penetration depth of 7 inches into the human body. They can reach painful parts of the musculoskeletal system that other forms of therapy have difficulty getting to.
Here’s how electromagnetic transduction therapy can help reduce pain and stimulate healing:
- It releases a 3 Hz impulse every nanosecond and significantly weakens pain receptors. This prevents the transmission of pain from your bones, muscles, and tendons to the pain centers in your brain.
- It elicits an electrophysical reaction in target tissues, energizing cells without raising their temperature. This pushes the cells into an anabolic state and strengthens the treated region.
- It widens your blood vessels, thereby improving blood circulation around the affected area to boost repair and healing and drain out wastes.
- It increases cell growth speed, which contributes to your healing process and the formation of new tissue.
Electromagnetic therapy is a suitable treatment to encourage tissue and bone healing, with a substantial reduction in acute pain after injuries.
Dr. Henry uses a Magnetolith® device by Storz Medical, an industry leader in Switzerland and Europe. The device releases high-energy magnetic pulses that align with the magnetic fields in the body, leading to the mentioned therapeutic effects.
For more effective results, Dr. Sardar can combine extracorporeal shock wave therapy with electromagnetic field simulation. Give us a call today to know more about how electromagnetic transduction therapy works at our Brooklyn pain clinic.
What Conditions Does Electromagnetic Transduction Therapy Treat?
It’s physically impossible to ignore chronic pain, arthritis, and musculoskeletal or inflammatory diseases. When symptoms linger for more than six weeks, it’s a sign that you need to seek other forms of treatment.
Electromagnetic transduction therapy can treat a variety of inflammatory and musculoskeletal disorders, including:
- Rotator cuff tendinopathy
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Joint disease
- Plantar fasciitis
- Neuropathic pain
- Inflamed joints and tendons
- Pain in the spinal cord
- Non-specific low back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Bone fractures
- Herniated discs
- Osteitis pubis
- Non-specific chronic back pain
Researchers have conducted several clinical studies to determine the effectiveness of electromagnetic therapy on musculoskeletal disorders like those listed above. The studies have shown positive results with no reported adverse effects.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy and in particular Magnetic EMTT therapy is a reliable treatment for orthopedic injuries or overworked long-term injuries, eliciting immediate therapeutic effects.
If your condition falls under the list mentioned above, book an appointment at our pain clinic in Brooklyn, New York, to see if EMTT is the treatment you need.
Am I a Suitable Candidate for Electromagnetic Transduction Therapy?
Electromagnetic treatment is suitable for men and women of all ages. Once you get a diagnosis and referral from your primary care physician, orthopedic surgeon, or occupational therapist, we will take over.
If you are experiencing lingering or debilitating pain that has lasted more than six weeks, you might be considered for electromagnetic transduction therapy. Dr. Sardar can quickly determine whether you need EMTT or other therapies for your pain after examining you.
You may even be a good candidate for a combination treatment plan, like extracorporeal magnetotransduction therapy. It combines extracorporeal shockwave therapy and electromagnetic transduction therapy for optimal pain management.
The exclusion criteria from EMTT therapy include:
- FDA approved
- No reported side effects
- Stimulates cell regeneration
- Improves blood circulation
- Weakens pain receptors
- Short sessions
- No scarring
- Immediate therapeutic results when combined with other forms of therapy
The FDA has approved the use of Magnetic EMTT therapy to treat various painful medical conditions in 2021. The device is just now gaining popularity in the US, however, for years, it’s been a standard go-to pain therapy in Europe and other parts of the world.
Dr. Sardar is offering his patients in Brooklyn, New York the chance to test out EMTT for themselves. To Dr. Henry, electromagnetic treatment is a ground-breaking technology that everyone should benefit from and he wants you to see for yourself how it can change your life.
How is Electromagnetic Transduction Therapy Performed?
Sometimes, your pain can come from a deeper source; your nerves and cells. That is why electromagnetic transduction therapy is a great option for chronic pain. It targets the pain directly at its origin.
Dr. Sardar uses a state-of-the-art Magnetolith® device to emit energy electromagnetic waves with a frequency of 100 – 300 kHz. He places the device around the affected area and activates the magnetic stimulation process.
The waves manipulate the magnetic field in the painful area, energize your cells, and encourage cellular regeneration and healing.
Dr. Sardar determines how many additional sessions you need and how long each session should be, depending on your body’s reaction to EMTT. Although, after one session only, you should start to notice the effects and feel significantly better.
Electromagnetic transduction therapy doesn’t require any anesthesia; you’ll barely feel any pain. It doesn’t extend beyond a slight discomfort that will subside within a few days.
Can Electromagnetic Transduction Therapy Be Combined with Other Procedures?
The most effective way to elicit long-term positive effects of electromagnetic transduction therapy is to combine it with other forms of pain management therapy.
Dr. Sardar’s expertise in the field allows him to determine which combination of treatments will alleviate your pain best.
Any one or more of the following pain relief therapies might be recommended in combination with EMTT:
- Cold laser therapy
- Shock-wave therapy
- Kinesiology taping
- TECAR Therapy
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
- Perineural Injection Therapy (PIT)
- Acupuncture Therapy
- Aqua Therapy
- Ultrasound-Guided Injections
- Fluoroscopically Guided Epidural Steroid Injection and Facet Injection
- Physical and Occupational Therapy
EMTT can be combined with conventional physical therapy to exponentially speed up recovery and reduce pain.
Recovery After Electromagnetic Transduction Therapy
Unlike conventional surgical pain treatment, electromagnetic transduction therapy does not render you bedridden or in need of special care afterward. You are free to resume your daily activities unhampered by chronic pain
Administering EMTT has no known side effects. However, you may feel some discomfort or notice redness in the affected area. These post-therapy symptoms should pass within a few days.
The affected area needs no special treatment. EMTT is non-invasive, so no injections, incisions, or open wounds that require healing. You can engage in your usual daily activities as long as you don’t strain the recovering muscles and soft tissue unnecessarily.
Electromagnetic transduction therapy can elicit long-term results that may last as long as six months to a year. However, this depends on how your body reacts to the treatment and on your commitment to the therapy sessions.
How Much Does Electromagnetic Transduction Therapy Cost?
The cost of EMTT depends on how many sessions you need, and how long each session is. This can be determined depending on your specific case.
Here at Pain Therapy Medical Care, Dr. Henry Sardar is offering you the chance to try Electromagnetic Transduction Therapy yourself, no matter what insurance coverage you have. He trusts the effectiveness of EMTT and has seen how it dramatically improves acute and chronic conditions alike.
Now, he wants his patients to experience effective pain relief and discover the benefits of EMTT for themselves.
For this and other services at our Brooklyn clinic, we accept most major insurance providers: New York State Medicaid, HealthFirst, Fidelis Care, Affinity Group, Metro Plus, Amerigroup, BlueCross / BlueShield Medicaid Plan, and United Health Care Community Plan.
Reach out to us and book an appointment at Pain Therapy Medical Care, New York’s top pain therapy clinic.
Is Electromagnetic Transduction Therapy Worth it?
Clinical trials point to the efficacy of electromagnetic transduction therapy. Dr. Sardar has catered to numerous patients that have all attested to the treatment’s success.
The magnetic waves have proven to target deep tissues, weaken pain receptors, and stimulate blood circulation and cell growth to improve pain recovery significantly.
Treating pain with electromagnetic therapy alone may be effective, but some patients may require a more extensive treatment plan. Everybody has a unique natural healing ability and responds differently to different treatments.
Here at our pain clinic in Brooklyn, we offer electromagnetic transduction therapy along with other advanced pain relief treatments. Inquire today and find out more about the best pain-relieving plan for you.
- What does electromagnetic therapy do? Electromagnetic therapy uses high oscillating frequencies to trigger the magnetic fields in the targeted painful body region. It stimulates the regeneration of damaged cells and jumpstarts your healing process.
- Is electromagnetic field therapy safe? As long as you don’t have any symptoms that contraindicate the use of magnetic therapy, this treatment is safe for you. There are no known major side effects or complications associated with EMTT.
- Are there side effects of magnetic therapy? Currently, there are no reported side effects of magnetic therapy. Magnetolith EMTT therapy is completely safe and poses no risks whatsoever if used by a trained professional. From our experience, there are no known short-term or long-term complications.
- Can you overdo electromagnetic therapy? No. There’s no such thing as too much exposure to electromagnetic treatment. However, Dr. Sardar will determine how many sessions are suitable for your condition after taking all variables into account.
- How long does a session of electromagnetic therapy last? A session typically lasts between five to ten minutes, depending on your musculoskeletal disease. Dr. Sardar will determine the exact length of EMTT sessions depending on your response and the type of pain you have.
- Does electromagnetic transduction therapy hurt? Not at all. You won’t feel any pain, only a slight tingling or discomfort, which will subside shortly. If anything, electromagnetic treatment will relieve chronic pain and help you heal.
- Can electromagnetic transduction therapy improve nerve pain? EMTT treatment is strong enough to reach your nerves and alleviate your pain. It can target pain nerves and stop them from transmitting action potentials to the pain centers in the spinal cord and brain.
- What conditions does electromagnetic transduction therapy treat? Electromagnetic transduction therapy is an excellent treatment for various musculoskeletal disorders, inflammatory conditions, injuries, and other causes of acute and chronic pain.
- Can electromagnetic transduction therapy reduce inflammation? Electromagnetic transduction therapy has been known to reduce inflammation. This is one of the mechanisms through which EMTT achieves pain relief and tissue recovery.
- How many therapy sessions do I need? The number of electromagnetic therapy sessions you need depends on many factors. Dr. Sardar will measure your improvement during each session. He will take your condition, age, and other factors into consideration before determining the ideal number of sessions you need. As you go on with your EMTT journey, it will be more apparent how many more sessions you will be needing.
Further Readings – References:
Real-world incidence and prevalence of low back pain using routinely collected data – Rheumatology International
Promising application of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMFs) in musculoskeletal disorders
Electromagnetic Field Therapy: A Rehabilitative Perspective in the Management of Musculoskeletal Pain – A Systematic Review
Electromagnetic transduction therapy and shockwave therapy in 86 patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy: A prospective randomized controlled trial
Effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy on Pain, Stiffness, Physical Function, and Quality of Life in Patients With Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trials
(PDF) Electromagnetic transduction therapy and shockwave therapy in 86 patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy: A prospective randomized controlled trial
Electromagnetic transduction therapy in non-specific low back pain: A prospective randomised controlled trial
Electromagnetic Transduction Therapy for Achilles Tendinopathy: A Preliminary Report on a New Technology