Nerve Compression (chronic) - Description and treatment

Are you affected by pain which gets better with time but eventually comes back? Is the pain accompanied by a tingling sensation, decreased sensitivity and limited mobility of the affected area? Nerve compression may be one of the causes.

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Nerve compression - diagnosis, treatment
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Characteristics of Chronic Nerve Compression and its Causes

Nerve compression can take place in many parts of the body. The cause may be swelling, injuries, tumours, inflammation and other health issues.

As opposed to the acute state, chronic nerve compression means permanent issues, which get temporarily better or worse. These issues are often a result of degenerative changes to the spine.  

Chronic nerve compression can occur during arthrosis. Arthrosis in the spine area leads to compression of radicular nerves, which manifests itself by severe pain, most commonly in the lumbar and sacral segments of the spine. Developed stages can lead even to paralysis.

Chronic nerve compression is often a result of developed entrapment syndrome. Entrapment syndrome is when nerves, blood vessels and tendons are compressed in a narrow area between bones and fibrous structures.

The compression can be caused by:

  • long- term unilateral strain,
  • vibration, cold or pressure from work tools,
  • Unsuitable position of the body.

This can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, compression damage of the ulnar nerve or compression damage of the peroneal nerve at the head of the fibula and a range of other conditions.

Nerve Compression Treatment – Rid yourself of the Pain

Nerve compression treatment is always based on resolving the cause.

In cases of compression of the root nerve of the spine, rehabilitation using physiotherapy (special exercises, soft technique, massages, etc.) and physical therapy (electric therapy, magnetic therapy, ultrasound, diathermy, etc.) are commenced in order to eliminate swelling and mitigate pain.

With entrapment syndromes, treatment aims to decrease strain by applying a brace. Mitigating pain and preventing inflammation can be supported by administering non-steroid anti-rheumatics.

In advanced stages of arthrosis there is often need for surgical intervention. Surgical treatment is indicated in severe stages of the condition. Medium and severe damage in entrapment syndrome also requires surgical treatment.

  • Chronic state – state with gradual and long-term development
  • Non-steroid antirheumatics – non-steroid medicament with analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory effect.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome – a collection of symptoms caused by compression of nerves, vessels and tendons in a narrow passage leading from the forearm to the palm of the hand.

Within the rehabilitation treatment, low-frequency pulsed magnetic therapy has its place, as it targets the symptoms of nerve compression that bother patients the most. It utilises the analgesic and healing effects with the support of the regenerative and  anti-inflammatory effects. Magnetic therapy mitigates pain, reduces inflammatory processes, promotes metabolic conditions in tissues, stimulates healing and brings general relief.

Home applications are a huge convenience which allows the patient to continue intensive rehabilitation at home, out of hospital facilities.

The possibility to start treatment early in a new issue and the opportunity to perform long-term daily maintenance applications is also a big benefit.

Patented 3D Biomag pulsed therapy. How does it work?

The basic principle of 3D Biomag magnetic therapy is generating electromagnetic pulses. The generated pulses can penetrate through layers of clothing and even body tissues to the place of application. These pulses have specially developed biotropic parameters (e.g. frequency, profile, intensity), thanks to which the pulsed magnetotherapy affects various health conditions.

The term pulse magnetic therapy is most commonly used for physiotherapy using the principle of electromagnetic pulses. The abbreviation PEMF is used in order to be concise.

Patented 3D Biomag technology ensures more precise and uninterrupted pulse profiles, enhances output, and allows pulses to come from various angles.

Pulsed magnetic therapy is not meant to treat nerve compression itself. Such treatment can only be recommended by a physician. Magnetic therapy application is used on symptoms of nerve compression such as pain, swelling and inflammation.

Important information

Carefully read the user guide provided by the producer and consult a physician about your health before using any medical device.

Biomag® Lumina 3D-e is an active therapeutic device – a medical device for individual use or in combination with other medical treatment and devices as a supplemental therapy within a comprehensive treatment plan.

The goal of Biomag® low frequency pulsed magnetic field therapy is to utilise its biological effects on tissue in a way that helps mitigate some symptoms. These symptoms are primarily pain, swelling, spasms, and changes in microcirculation. It also promotes healing and mitigates those symptoms that can be influenced by these effects.

Physiological changes in tissue after application of Biomag® magnetic therapy occur due to pain mitigation and vasodilation of capillaries and precapillaries, which leads to the following treatment effects:

  • pain-relieving – analgesic, reduces pain
  • healing – promoting regeneration, anti-inflammatory
    and anti-rheumatic effects
  • anti-swelling – reduces swelling (oedema)
    myorelaxing – relaxes muscles
  • vasodilating – improves microcirculation in particular
  • metabolic-detoxifying – accelerates the elimination
    of toxins and metabolites

Intended for use on intact skin through a protective layer, e.g., disposable or other sanitary pads.

When using the Biomag® Lumina 3D-e device it is necessary to follow the Principles of safety operation together with Contraindications/Indications and use it in compliance with the specified environmental requirements. Basic safety information is shown on the device display as well.

Devices and applicators of Biomag pulsed magnetic therapy are not to be used with any of the following contraindications. Not respecting these contraindications can lead to damaged health of the patient and the device operator!

If unsure whether you understand the following list of contraindications and guidelines of safe operation of the device, use these contacts. You may prevent possible issues.

  • Pregnancy
  • Pacemaker
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Menstrual bleeding
  • Tumours
  • Severe sepsis
  • Fevers
  • Active Tuberculosis
  • Mycosis in the application area
  • Seizure disorders
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Adrenal gland hyperfunction
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Disorders of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland
  • Psychoses
  • Pain of unknown origin
  • Undetermined diagnosis
  • Contradiction to treatment recommended by a physician

If you own the AL16-LUM polarised light applicator, further contraindications are:

  • Shining directly in one’s eyes (applicable in case of applying polarised light)
  • With metabolic disorders, where skin becomes photosensitive and while using photostimulating substances (applicable in case of applying polarised light)

Side effects:
While applying treatment, special caution should be paid to patients with hypertension and        hypotension (or with predisposition to it).
Individual effects and using magnetic therapy need to be judged upon particular conditions and reactions of individual patients.

In case of unexpected reaction, immediately cease application! Proceeding with application is recommended only after seeing your attending physician based on the recommended course of action.

This list of contraindications is only general. Always heed list of contraindications in the updated version of the original guide. This guide was provided to you by the        producer along with your device.