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How to Use a PEMF Device for Pain Relief

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How to Use a PEMF Device for Pain Relief  Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy is becoming more and more popular for managing pain because it’s […]

How to Use a PEMF Device for Pain Relief 

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy is becoming more and more popular for managing pain because it’s non-invasive and works well. If you’re thinking about trying PEMF therapy, it’s important to know how and where to apply the PEMF device to get the most out of it. This blog will show you how to use a PEMF device for pain relief and headaches, so you get the most out of your treatment.

Understanding PEMF Therapy

PEMF therapy uses electromagnetic fields to stimulate and heal the body’s cells and tissues. This method can help to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and promote overall wellness. The effectiveness of PEMF therapy depends on proper application, so understanding where and how to place the device is essential.

Different Shapes of PEMF Devices

There are different shapes of PEMF devices designed to target specific areas of the body. Knowing which one to use can help you get the most out of your treatment.

1. U-Band: Ideal for joints and headaches.

2. Pad: Versatile and can be used on different body parts.

3. Tube: Best for back pain and larger body areas.

Where to Place the PEMF Device for Pain Relief

1. Back Pain

  • Lower Back: The Tube/Pad PEMF device is great for back pain. Place it directly on the lower back area if you suffer from lumbar pain. Make sure the device covers the entire painful region for the best results.
  • Upper Back: For upper back pain, position the PAD/U-band device between the shoulder blades, ensuring good contact with the skin or through a thin layer of clothing.

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2. Joint Pain

  • Knees: The U-Band device is perfect for knees. Place it around the knee joint, ensuring it wraps snugly around the area for optimal coverage and pain relief. (picture 1)
  • Shoulders: Position the U-Band device on the shoulder joint. If you’re using a portable PEMF device, you can secure it with a strap to keep it in place. (picture 1)
  • Elbows: Wrap the U-Band device around the elbow joint, making sure it covers the painful area completely. (picture 1)

4. Hip Pain

  • Put the Pad on the side of the hip where the pain is. Make sure it covers the area to target deep tissue.

pemf hip pain

5. Foot and Ankle Pain

  • Put the U-band around the ankle or under the foot. Many pads come with adjustable settings to fit snugly around the foot or ankle. (picture 1)

6. Wrist and Hand Pain

  • If you’re dealing with conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis in the hands, place the U-band device around the wrist or over the hand. Make sure it covers the affected joints. (picture 1)

7. Using PEMF Therapy for Headaches

  • Back/Top of the Head: Place the U-Band device at the base of the skull, where the neck meets the head. This area is important because it houses many nerves that can influence headache pain.

8. Neck and Shoulders

  • Neck: Place the U-band/Pad device along the cervical spine, especially if your headaches are accompanied by neck pain or tension.
  • Shoulders: Position the U-band/pad device on the shoulders to relieve tension that can contribute to headaches.

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9. Vagus Nerve Stimulation

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Monitor your response: Keep an eye on how your body responds to the therapy. If you experience increased pain or discomfort, reduce the intensity or duration and consult with a healthcare professional.

Here are some tips for getting the most out of PEMF therapy

– Drink plenty of water before and after your PEMF therapy session. Proper hydration helps the body’s cells function optimally and enhances the therapy’s effectiveness.

– Combine with other treatments such as physical therapy, chiropractic care, or massage for enhanced pain relief.

– Stay active. Gentle exercises and stretches can help complement PEMF therapy by maintaining joint mobility and muscle flexibility.


Using a PEMF device for pain relief and headaches can significantly improve your quality of life by reducing pain and promoting healing. It’s important to understand where and how to place the device to get the best results. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions, start with a lower intensity, and be consistent with your therapy sessions. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you have a specific medical condition, it’s a good idea to speak with a healthcare professional to make sure that PEMF therapy is right for you.

Following these guidelines will help you use your PEMF device effectively to manage pain and enhance your overall well-being.

Marko Kadunc


  1. Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy on Muscle Strength and Function in Patients With End-stage of Knee Osteoarthritis: This single-blinded randomized control trial examines how PEMF therapy, in addition to standard prehabilitation, affects muscle strength and functional performance in knee OA patients. More information can be found at https://classic.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT06196567 

  2. The Clinical Effectiveness of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy on the Management of Chronic Ankle Instability: This double-blind, placebo-controlled trial assesses the effectiveness of PEMF therapy in improving stability and muscle function in patients with chronic ankle instability. Results showed significant improvements in postural control and muscle strength. For more details, visit https://classic.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT05500885

  3. A Registry Study to Evaluate Outcomes of PEMF Therapy in Subjects With Various Pain Etiologies: This open-label study documents the effectiveness of the Provant Therapy System in treating pain and edema across multiple conditions. The study highlighted significant reductions in pain intensity. Full study details are available at https://classic.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02881112 

  4. Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy for Post-operative Pain Following Orthopedic Surgery: This pilot study evaluates the efficacy of the Endonovo SofPulse device in reducing post-operative pain in patients undergoing orthopedic surgery. The study found notable reductions in pain scores and narcotic use. https://classic.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04109638 

  5. A novel magnetic stimulator increases experimental pain tolerance in healthy volunteers – a double-blind sham-controlled crossover study https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23620795/

  6. Reduction of pain thresholds in fibromyalgia after very low-intensity magnetic stimulation: a double-blinded, randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24308025/

  7. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial using a low-frequency magnetic field in the treatment of musculoskeletal chronic pain https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18080043/


About the Author

Marko Kadunc, a leading expert in pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) technology, developed NeoRhythm, the first wearable PEMF headband. With a strong background in engineering, Marko focuses on creating innovative PEMF devices to enhance well-being. His work, supported by rigorous studies, aims to improve quality of life through advanced therapeutic applications of electromagnetic fields. 


NeoRhythm has not been evaluated by the FDA. These products do not claim to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any medical conditions. Always consult your medical doctor regarding any health concerns.

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