What is Polymyalgia Rheumatica?
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a condition that causes pain, stiffness and inflammation in the muscles around the shoulders, neck and hips.
The main symptom is muscle stiffness in the morning that lasts longer than 45 minutes. It may also cause other symptoms, including:
- extreme tiredness
- loss of appetite
- weight loss
The cause of polymyalgia rheumatica is unknown, but a combination of genetic and environmental factors is thought to be responsible.
Polymyalgia rheumatica is age-related. Most people diagnosed with it are over 70, and it’s very rare in people younger than 50. It’s also more common in women than men. It’s estimated 1 in every 1,200 people in the UK develop the condition every year.
Around one in five people with polymyalgia rheumatica develop a more serious condition called giant cell arteritis, in which the arteries in the head and neck become inflamed. Symptoms of giant cell arteritis include:
- a severe headache that develops suddenly – your scalp may also feel sore or tender
- pain in the jaw muscles when eating
- problems with sight – such as double vision or loss of vision
For more information on polymyalgia rheumatica please visit http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Pages/hub.aspx.
How can we help?
Overview of Healing with micro-current
Using our technology we treat the area affected for just under an hour.
Pain, inflammation and muscle spasms often result when muscles, ligaments or tendons are injured. The circulation in the injured areas is effected adversely. There is an accumulation of lactic acid and other waste products in the tissues. This slows the healing process.
The Acuscope and Myopulse simultaneously measure and balance the abnormal electrical resistance in injured tissue. The electrical conductance of the injured tissue is examined and compared to a preprogrammed parameters for healthy tissue. When electrical conductance is outside the normal, healthy range, the instruments change the wave form, frequency, intensity and polarity to restore the tissue integrity to promote healing.
The Myopulse eliminates inflammation; the Acuscope promotes healing in joints to promote the growth of cartilage and synovial fluids.
There is little or no sensation because micro-current energy is similar to the energy inside the body. Micro-currents are one-millionth the strength of household current. They are compatible with the body’s bio electrical communication system and support the self-healing feedback mechanism already present at the cellular level. The effects of micro-currents on the healing process has been documented in the scientific literature for many years.
When this energy is introduced into the cells, circulation, lymphatic drainage, waste product removal, cellular metabolism improve. The flow of other forms of biological energy similar to chi or vital force is accelerated. Acidic waste products are flushed from the tissues and the body’s healing powers are accentuated. This results in an accelerated healing response at the cellular level, leading to reduction of pain and improved function.