PEMF Studies

PEMF Therapy for Sciatica

  • Sciatica is a condition characterized by pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which extends from the lower back through the hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of the body and is often caused by a herniated disc, bone spur on the spine, or narrowing of the spine (spinal stenosis) compressing part of the nerve. This can lead to inflammation, pain, and often some numbness in the affected leg.

  • While the pain associated with sciatica can be severe, most cases can be resolved with non-operative treatments. In the spectrum of these treatments, PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) Therapy for Sciatica presents an innovative, non-invasive option. By employing electromagnetic fields to reduce inflammation and stimulate nerve repair, PEMF therapy aims to alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with sciatica, offering a complementary approach to traditional pain management strategies.


  • Sciatica is primarily caused by the irritation of the sciatic nerve. A herniated or bulging disc is the most common cause, as it can press against the nerve roots that lead to the sciatic nerve. Other causes include spinal stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spine that can put pressure on the nerve roots, and piriformis syndrome, where the piriformis muscle irritates the sciatic nerve. Injuries and tumors are less common causes but can also lead to sciatica symptoms.

How PEMF Therapy Can Help

  • PEMF Therapy has been explored for its potential to provide relief from sciatica by targeting the underlying causes of nerve irritation and inflammation. The therapy’s electromagnetic fields can promote cellular repair and reduce inflammation around the sciatic nerve, potentially easing pain and improving mobility.

  • By improving circulation and enhancing the body’s natural repair processes, PEMF therapy can support the healing of tissues causing nerve compression, offering a non-pharmacological adjunct to conventional sciatica treatments. While PEMF therapy is not a standalone cure for sciatica and should complement other treatment modalities, it provides an additional tool for individuals seeking relief from sciatica pain.

  • Explore our PEMF Devices, to find out more about this technology.


  • Enhancement of functional recovery following a crush lesion to the rat sciatic nerve by exposure to pulsed electromagnetic fields, Walker, J. L. and Evans, J. M. and Resig, P. and Guarnieri, S. and Meade, P. and Sisken, B. S.
    Year: 1994