Endometritis/Endometriosis Studied With PEMF ElectroMagnetic Therapy
Endometriosis, a common and challenging condition, is a pelvic inflammatory condition that causes chronic pelvic pain (CPP) and infertility. Even though standard medical therapies and surgeries can help CPP, a large percentage of women remain symptomatic following the conventional treatments. Thus, there is a need to study new non-traditional therapeutic adjuncts in this patient population to improve their quality of life. One non-traditional therapeutic agent is Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) where one small pilot study has shown that PEMF exposure to women with endometriosis and pelvic pain showed dramatic relief in symptoms.
Nelson, F. R., Zvirbulis, R., & Pilla, A. A. (2013) This study examined the effects of PEMF on pain and inflammation in patients with osteoarthritis. The authors found that PEMF therapy reduced pain and inflammation and improved physical function in patients with osteoarthritis. Although this study did not specifically address endometritis or endometriosis, the potential anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of PEMF might be beneficial for individuals with these conditions.
Sutbeyaz, S. T., Sezer, N., Koseoglu, F., & Kibar, S. (2007) This study investigated the effects of PEMF therapy on pain and functional status in patients with chronic low back pain. The authors found that PEMF therapy was effective in reducing pain and improving functional status in these patients. While not directly focused on endometritis or endometriosis, the potential analgesic effects of PEMF could be relevant for managing pain associated with these conditions.