The following case study Biomagnetic Research Protocol Sacroiliac Pain Reduction
was submitted by
Lindsey Groem, CTB
Case History & Orientation:
A 25 year old woman presents with a 4 year
history of left side sacroiliac (SI) pain occurring once yearly.
Past treatments include X-rays, injection of medication at site of pain,
neural tests, and prescription muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatory
medications. This method of treatment resulted in decreased pain but
the side affects of the medication forced her to sleep most of the day,
missing 5 full days of work in 20001. Client reported the level of pain
as being the highest she has ever experienced and did go into the emergency room
for help. This was a 9.5 out of 10. She could only find some relief seated
upright on a soft couch or chair.
Recurrence of pain was on December 28, 2002. Her pain level in this
recurrence was a 5 as she has decided to prevent it from becoming worse
through Biomagnetic therapy. As before there was sacroiliac pain on the left
side radiating down posterior hamstring. Right hamstring also tight
secondary to pelvic tilt 1.5 inches to the left. This occurred after
moderate mat exercises that targeted the hips,buttocks, and lower abdominal muscles.
PT evaluated pelvic tilt: 1.5 inches to left Pain scale: 5/10 prior.
SI radiating pain and tightness are a direct result of the pelvic tilt.
The magnetic exposure may decrease the pain and lactic acid build up
thus allowing normal movement.
Inflammation may be decreased. Pt may continue working normally without
medication or too much pain.
Decrease pain from level 5 to level 1 & to increase Range Of Motion to
Within Normal Limits.
Type of Magnet Used-Ceramic 4" x 6.5" Gauss internal 3,950 ( 280 surface
gauss) & magnetic pad 12"x18" with small ceramic disks (approximatesurfacegauss 100)
Polarity- Negative only next to body
Techniques- Direct & stacking
Duration- 3 days, 30 minute treatments each day and 8 hours each night while sleeping.
Goals fully achieved.
The initial 30-minute treatment decrease pain to
level 2 /10 & client was able to stretch as needed.
Her anxiety was less due to the immediate decrease in pain using the
magnets. Within 4 days the problem was stopped.
In comparison to other treatments Biomagnetic therapy was incredible.
This could have potentially been another very distressful problem, which
caused the client a lot of anxiety that she was going to have to
experience another week of pain and missed work. In the future, if this problem
arises again the client will without a doubt use Biomagnetic therapy as the
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