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Relieving Sciatica with PEMF.

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The sciatic nerve

Relieving Sciatica

PEMF can relieve sciatica by reducing inflammation, rebuilding cartilage, repairing scar tissue, and muscle strains, reducing tumours and regenerating nerves. However, to understand how it works, we must first understand what sciatica is.

The sciatic nerve branches out from the spine in the lower back at the lumbar vertebrae (L3). The nerve runs through the buttock and down the back of each leg, branching out through the leg into the thigh, calf, foot, and eventually the toes.

Sciatica is known in the medical community under the name lumbar radiculopathy. Sciatica is a series of symptoms, including burning or tingling pain in one leg (or buttock), which increases with sitting. It can also result in weakness and difficulty moving a foot or a leg. Sometimes it will result in numbness. Often a sharp pain shooting down the leg is experienced, making walking or standing difficult. The pain can be constant or occasional and sometimes can be debilitating. As sciatica results from nerve pinching or damage, it can also result  in  bowel  and  bladder  dysfunction.

The Cause of Sciatica

Sciatica is caused by the nerve being pinched, which can happen for many reasons. It can come from narrowing the spine in the lumbar area (spinal stenosis). It can also be from a bulging or bursting of the discs between the vertebrae (herniated disc). General ageing and the breakdown of discs in the lower back (degenerative disc disease) can also cause nerve pinching. Fractures in the spine can allow the vertebrae to slip and the discs to collapse and pinch the nerve (isthmic spondylolisthesis). Sometimes it is from irritation, such as an irritation in specific muscles in the buttock (piriformis syndrome) or irritation of the sacroiliac joint, which irritates the nerve which sits on top of the sacroiliac joint. There are other causes, including pregnancyscar tissue, muscle strain, spinal tumours and infections that can cause sciatica.

Traditional Treatment to Relieve Sciatica

A series of treatments are used for sciatica, ranging from medication to reduce swelling and inhibit pain, exercise, steroid injections, chiropractic, massage, acupuncture and, in severe cases, surgery.

Before treatment can be effectively prescribed, a proper diagnosis much be reached to ensure the root cause is being addressed. Relieving sciatica requires understanding the underlying issue.

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A herniated disc can pinch the nerve causing sciatica.


PEMF for Relieving Sciatica

Curatron greatly benefits sciatica sufferers as it can help address the symptoms and the cause of sciatica.

Pain Relief

The body naturally handles pain by producing  endorphins (endogenous morphine) in the central nervous system and the pituitary gland. Endorphins block the transmission of pain signals to the brain. PEMF energy medicine stimulates the production of natural endorphins and is very effective in dealing with pain without the side effects of surgery or pharmaceuticals. Pain is also caused by inflammation and lack of oxygen in the body. The power of the Curatron system enables the PEMF to penetrate deep into the body and assist in the healing of internal injuries. All cells, including nerves, require ATP production to function correctly. PEMF stimulates ATP production at a cellular level in every cell in the body, ensuring healing and empowering cells to do what they were designed for. Oxygenation is dramatically increased, and healthy cell life is maintained while damaged cells are quickly treated or replaced.

Nerve Repair


All sciatic problems involve nerve damage from one cause or another. Curatron systems create small electrical currents to stimulate