Magnets for sciatica offer a truly alternative therapy option for nerve pain treatment. Magnets have come into their own as a real consideration for treating many health concerns, ranging from musculoskeletal pain to immune deficiency to cancer.
While many health providers consider magnetic therapy to be little more than nonsensical science fiction, there is some evidence that magnets might actually provide tangible benefits and a few sciatica sufferers swear by them. However, it should also be noted that the magnetic device sector seems full of companies which sell overpriced and under-proven products to desperate people who are really ready to try anything to find some relief. Be careful how you spend your money.
This essay details some of the more common magnetic products that are utilized for chronic sciatica care.
Magnets are available in many forms when used for health applications. Many people have seen or even purchased those trendy magnetic jewelry items, such as magnetic bracelets. However, there are far more magnetic products used to treat sciatica including:
Magnetic shoe insoles
Magnetic cups and eating utensils
Large magnets for regional application
Most of these magnets are gimmicky and do not qualify as medical devices. This is not to say that they are useless, but do not have too much hope for positive results from their use.
Magnetic therapy may provide some health benefits, although it is known that continued exposure to large powerful magnets causes detrimental constitutional effects. Magnets may work to increase circulation, by attracting the metals and charged particles in the blood. Magnets may also provide other benefits which are yet unknown to science.
I have witnessed the popularity of magnetic applications for a wide range of health conditions throughout Asia and especially in Japan. Although I was not able to determine what exactly these therapeutic magnets were supposed to do, and the treatment providers seemed a bit confused themselves, there was certainly no shortage of customers interested in the therapies.
Ok, so if you are still reading this, it is obvious to me that you are ready to try just about anything to cure your pain. Right? Magnets are not likely to help, but they probably won’t hurt either. Personally, I believe they may be of some benefit, but this may be simply through placebo and nothing more.
Remember one of the most important factors in determining the efficacy of any given treatment is that the patient believes it will work. This has been proven time and time again in patients who have faith in an illogical modality and enjoy relief, as well as patients who experience actual cures through surgery or pharmaceutical products, yet discount the benefits and continue to have pain.
The mind is a very powerful force indeed. When it comes to magnet therapy, I think this idea is extremely relevant to any efficacy which may be experienced.