Case Studies supporting PEMF benefits for Oska Pulse Clinical Trial Results
Treating Chronic Pain Using the Oska Pulse Device: A double blind clinical trial with placebo.
Abstract: Disrupting the day-to-day lives of 100 million people, chronic pain is the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States and affects more people than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Pain management techniques vary case-to-case, dependent on pain severity and location, patient medical history, and clinician recommendations along with other variables. One emerging pain attenuation technique is Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy, or PEMF. Utilizing optimized electromagnetic wavelengths targeting chronic pain, preliminary studies on PEMF suggest it is a promising nonpharmacological pain management tool. The present study examined the efficacy of the Oska Pulse in a double blind clinical trial with a placebo device.
Participants: 30 patients with chronic shoulder, back, or knee pain from local pain management clinics were randomly assigned to either the Oska Pulse or placebo group before participating. With full informed consent, each subject agreed to use the device on his or her chronic pain area for two weeks, according to an established clinical protocol, recording progress in a daily log.
Results: Using a one-tailed t-test to compare group means, statistical analyses revealed significant reduction in pain in the experimental group (MOska Pulse= -0.9, SDOska Pulse = 1.14) compared to the placebo group (MPlacebo = -0.09, SDPlacebo= 0.7) after 14 days; t(17) = 2.03, p = .029.
Conclusion: PEMF using the Oska Pulse provided significantly greater pain reduction in the participants using the Oska Pulse compared to those using the placebo. These results support the efficacy of PEMF therapy in treating chronic shoulder, back or knee pain. Further research should include larger sample sizes and explore the use of the Oska Pulse on other areas important in chronic pain management. These are promising results for nonpharmacological interventions in pain attenuation.
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1. Treating Chronic Pain Using the Oska Pulse Device: A double blind clinical trial with placebo
(Authors: Joseph Shurman, Brenda K. Wiederhold, Roger Kasendorf, John Qian, Ian Miller, Mark D. Wiederhold)