PEMF therapy for Lytic Spondylolisthesis – Lynn’s story
I was diagnosed with Lytic Spondylolisthesis L5/S1 in 2010 and told that this is a degenerative condition that would require surgery. After 5 years of conservative treatment – physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and steroid injections I had spinal fusion surgery at Guy’s Spinal Injury Unit in November 2014. The aim of the operation was to prevent further deterioration and any benefit would be a bonus. I was told that I would need a year off work to recover and that improvements would not be seen for 18 months. After following a structured rehab my consultant said that I could try the PEMF therapy mat and I immediately found that I was sleeping better. After two weeks my levels of pain had not improved but after discussing the different programmes with the NewMed team I found that after three weeks my levels of pain had improved significantly.
It’s not the cheapest piece of kit but when I think of how much I have spent on Chiropractor, painkillers and other alternative therapies if using the PEMF therapy mat will enable me to continue to work then it will be money well spent.