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How PEMF Works for Postoperative Pain

Medical operations help alleviate a patient’s pain caused by specific medical conditions. However, their agony doesn’t end the moment they leave the operating room, as they may still experience postoperative pain. While it is a normal occurrence for those who have undergone surgery, the importance of pain management remains—to keep one comfortable and reduce the risk of health complications. 

Several methods are available to help ease a patient’s pain. But in this article, we will focus on how PEMF works for postoperative pain.

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Postoperative Pain as Experienced by People

Data from the US Institute of Medicine showed that 80% of patients reported that they had experienced pain after a surgical procedure. Meanwhile, postoperative pain is also prevalent among adults, as shown in the results of the national survey in the United States participated by 300 adults. 

In this survey, the researchers found that 86% of these patients have experienced postsurgical pain, and 75% of them have dealt with moderate to severe pain during the postoperative period. 

Bearing these figures in mind, the normalcy of pain after an operation is evident. That is why it is a must to have effective postoperative pain control despite the misconception that this type of discomfort will only disappear after a few days. 

What are the consequences one may face if there is no proper pain management or control?

Some may say that acute pain is not something you have to worry about. Sure, it applies to others, but it isn’t always the case. Pain, no matter the severity, can cause serious problems when ignored, especially if the patient has just completed surgery.  

Here are some of the consequences one may experience should they fail to find solutions to their postoperative pain: 


Broadly speaking, morbidity is when you suffer from a disease or medical condition, which may include diabetes and heart disease. Morbidity may also refer to the medical problems you may encounter due to treatment. 

As such, failure to manage acute postoperative pain may lead to negative impacts on a patient’s physiological, psychological, and immune function, including the following: 

  • coronary ischemia; 
  • hypoventilation; 
  • decreased vital capacity;  
  • reduced motility;  
  • vomiting;  
  • urinary retention;  
  • slow wound healing;  
  • anxiety; and  
  • demoralisation. 

Impaired Functionality

Another consequence of not dealing with your postoperative pain is functionality impairments, delay in recovery, and a decreased overall quality of life. The ones who are susceptible to functional limitations, poor recovery, and impaired quality of life are the patients who undergo elective surgery and have high levels of pain.  

Chronic Pain May Develop

As you probably know, acute pain can develop into chronic pain when left unattended, especially when the pain has continued to occur for a long time already. Studies show that persistent pain affects approximately 10% – 60% of patients who undergo common medical operations. However, the numbers don’t necessarily mean that everyone who suffers from acute pain will eventually experience chronic pain–-they just need to address these issues before it’s too late.

Prolonged Opioid Use

An opioid is a type of drug that helps in pain relief. Some doctors prescribe them to treat severe or persistent pain since these drugs can block pain signals between a person’s brain and body. Aside from that, opioids may also cause a person to feel happy. 

However, there are risks and side effects that come with opioids, such as: 

  • slowed breathing; 
  • constipation;  
  • confusion;  
  • nausea; 
  • drowsiness; 
  • bowel dysfunction; 
  • increase in tolerance and dependence; and 
  • addiction. 

That is why prolonged use of this type of drug is discouraged among health professionals. Aside from the risks that come with extended opioid use, anesthetic or analgesic medications may also cause toxicity and other adverse effects. 

More Medical Costs

Aside from the health complications that one may suffer when they don’t manage their postoperative pain, it may also impact your finances. Bear in mind that the more severe the pain is, the more you’ll need medications and other types of treatment. Therefore, you are most likely to spend more on your complete healing. 

Meanwhile, you can manage acute pain through the following: 

  • Resting 
  • Hot or cold compress 
  • Stress reduction 
  • Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) 

Now, let’s talk about how PEMF works for postoperative pain…

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy machines provide various benefits to both humans and animals. It may aid in a quicker recovery, give more energy, and help you achieve a healthy lifestyle.  

A study published in the National Library of Medicine entitled Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields for Postsurgical Pain Management in Women Undergoing Cesarean Section: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-controlled Trial revealed that pulsed electromagnetic field therapy helps people who have undergone C-section deal with postsurgical pain. Researchers have also associated PEMF therapy machines with an increased satisfaction level. 

Post-Operation, Pain, and Recovery

Dealing with pain or having scar wounds from an operation is not pleasant. This is when pulsed electromagnetic field therapy may help. The iMRS is a certified PEMF medical device for pain relief, wound healing, bone healing and circulation. The combination of these 4 benefits may assist in a speedy recovery and less pain.   

PEMF.inc’s PEMF mats are for sale and for rent. They can be implemented very easily for recovery after an operation while in hospital or at home while resting. The iMRS consists of a whole-body mat and smaller applicators to be placed on the limbs. If you are suffering from postoperative pain, you may benefit from PEMF. You can be confident we will supply you with the best machine for optimal results. 

If you want to learn more about how our PEMF therapy machines have helped other people, you may read and watch the testimonials from some of our clients. Their stories encompass how PEMF therapy machines have helped them deal with their health conditions and support their lifestyle.  

Get Your PEMF Therapy Machine from PEMF.inc Today!

 Now that you know how PEMF works for postoperative pain, are you ready to experience its advantages?

PEMF.inc is a licensed distributor of PEMF therapy machines in Australia. But if you are in another corner of the world, we also cater to international clients. Our machines are easy to use and have inbuilt protocol suggestions which are displayed on the touch screen tablet. Call us now on 0414644120 for clients in Australia and +61-414644120 for international clients.