What is chronic low back pain (CLBP)?
Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is the leading cause of substantial downstream economic losses that also affect the quality of life. Only in the United States, the estimated spendings on low back pain (LBP) were 134.5 billion dollars in 2016.
The region between your posterior lower rib margins and the creases of the buttocks is called the low back. Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience extending to more than twelve weeks in the low back region.
What are the treatment options for chronic low back pain (CLBP)?
Treating chronic low back pain (CLBP) is challenging for your healthcare provider due to underlying pathologies. Many clinical trials have been conducted to make guidelines for chronic low back pain (CLBP).
Your clinician may recommend the following modalities to manage your chronic low back pain (CLBP).
- Exercises: Exercises are helpful and effective in the short term use; none of these have long-term effects on the management of chronic low back pain (CLBP).
- Physical therapies include soft tissue mobilization, neurodynamic techniques, and massage therapy. These are effective for short-term use only. None of these have long-term effects on relieving chronic low back pain (CLBP).
- Pulsed electromagnetic device: It is a cost-effective, safe, and non-invasive technique to relieve your chronic low back pain (CLBP). It doesn’t have any side effects.
- Pharmacological interventions like NSAIDs have mild to moderate effects in relieving chronic low back pain (CLBP). Similarly, opioids, benzodiazepines, and antidepressants like duloxetine also effectively relieve chronic low back pain (CLBP). Since chronic low back pain (CLBP) persists for a more extended period, pharmacological interventions are not suitable due to toxicity and side effects. Analgesics like opioids, benzodiazepines, and antidepressants may lead to tolerance and addiction problems
3. Invasive Procedure
- Surgical procedures have been used in some cases of CLBP with mixed outcomes
What is the role of the pulsed electromagnetic devices in chronic low back pain (CLBP)?
Your body tissues are self-healing and self-regenerating. Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy essentially provides the energy needed
A pulsed electromagnetic device significantly increases the blood supply to the damaged tissues with many health benefits. You can use it anywhere and at any place. You can use it for 30 minutes to several hours a day. It can be directed at specific areas or to the entire body.
DCcure, Low-Cost Pulsed electromagnetic device for chronic low back pain (CLBP)
DCcure is a clinically proven pulsed electromagnetic device to relieve your low back pain (LBP). It is a non-invasive, safe, and FDA Class 1 listed pulsed electromagnetic device that uses pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy. Its safety, efficacy, and low cost make it the best pulsed electromagnetic device for chronic low back pain (CLBP).
- A Randomized Controlled clinical trial was conducted by Anthony J Lisi et al. in 2019 under the title “A Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy Device for Non-Specific Low Back Pain.” The PEMF device used in the study was “MDcure®, Aerotel Ltd., Holon, Israel, and Aerotel Inc. USA, New York, NY, USA.” This study concluded that the device is safe and improves non-specific low back pain (NLBP). It has not shown any adverse or severe effects.