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Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 1995;22(4):350-4.

Analgesic properties of electromagnetic field therapy in patients with chronic pelvic pain.

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Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology II Clinic, University of Bari, Italy.

Abstract

AIM:

Demonstration of analgesic effects of electromagnetic field treatment in cases of chronic refractory pelvic pain.

STUDY DESIGN:

Prospective non-controlled trial, 64 women complaining about pelvic pain of at least 6 months duration, resistant to standard therapies, submitted to electromagnetic field applications on both iliac regions by Thelf Systems apparatus by two applications daily lasting 2 hours each for 20-40 days. Control visit after 3 months.

RESULTS:

Complete subsidence of pain in 39 cases (61%), in 15 patients (23%) relief during treatment, then mild endopelvic tension after a 3-month control; in 10 cases (16%) symptoms reduced only during application hours, unchanged at follow-up. Outcome of treatment appears to be independent of pre-existent psychosocial variables.

CONCLUSION:

Magnetic therapy shows a real analgesic effect on pelvic pain, and seems to contribute to resolution of complex interactions between somatic nociceptive stimuli and psychosocial implications affecting pain perception in these patients.

PMID:
8777794
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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