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Magnets & Injury Recovery

Postby Gazzaputt » Tue Nov 13, 2012 08:20 am

Anyone here used them?

I have Piriformis Syndrome and this had affected me for over 3 months.

Physio hasn't really done a thing to be honest an exercise regime I found on YouTube relieved the sciatic pain. Still though I have the muscle spasm which stretching, exercise and heat relieve. Problem is you cannot sit for any period of time which isn't good when your job is desk based.

Anyway was recommended using magnets which I slept with on the affected area. For the first time in months I awoke without pain and able to walk. Amazing.

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Re: Magnets & Injury Recovery

Postby Herbsman » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:57 pm

cool story bro
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Re: Magnets & Injury Recovery

Postby dw300 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 19:31 pm

The Placebo Effect is a fantastic thing.
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Re: Magnets & Injury Recovery

Postby displacedaussie » Tue Nov 13, 2012 20:07 pm

There is no scientific basis to conclude that small, static magnets can relieve pain or influence the course of any disease. In fact, many of today's products produce no significant magnetic field at or beneath the skin's surface.


http://www.quackwatch.com/04ConsumerEducation/QA/magnet.html

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Re: Magnets & Injury Recovery

Postby d87heaven » Tue Nov 13, 2012 21:51 pm

I find that my magnet interferes with my chakra and my aura needs to be rebalanced afterwards.
Buy hey if it works for you then bazinga, job done.
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Re: Magnets & Injury Recovery

Postby Alex_Simmons/RST » Tue Nov 13, 2012 22:38 pm

The only magnets that have helped my recovery are the ones that keep the fridge door shut and trip the reed switches on my power meter and wheel speed sensor. Maybe the ones in the turbo resistance unit as well.

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Re: Magnets & Injury Recovery

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Tue Nov 13, 2012 23:45 pm

Gazzaputt wrote:Anyone here used them?

I have Piriformis Syndrome and this had affected me for over 3 months.

Physio hasn't really done a thing to be honest an exercise regime I found on YouTube relieved the sciatic pain. Still though I have the muscle spasm which stretching, exercise and heat relieve. Problem is you cannot sit for any period of time which isn't good when your job is desk based.

Anyway was recommended using magnets which I slept with on the affected area. For the first time in months I awoke without pain and able to walk. Amazing.



Standing desk:

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Re: Magnets & Injury Recovery

Postby Gazzaputt » Wed Nov 14, 2012 08:48 am

ALIHISGREAT wrote:Standing desk:

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:lol: Could do with this.

3rd day now off pain killers and magnets are 100% helping. I was extremely sceptical about but thought what did I have to lose.

I read up on them and looked at research and there is proof of them working with muscle problems.

Placebo no way I couldn't stand properly in the mornings and I forgot I had the things on Monday. The problem han't miraculously disappeared but they have helped.

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Re: Magnets & Injury Recovery

Postby Alex_Simmons/RST » Wed Nov 14, 2012 09:52 am

Gazzaputt wrote:I read up on them and looked at research and there is proof of them working with muscle problems.

Placebo no way I couldn't stand properly in the mornings and I forgot I had the things on Monday. The problem han't miraculously disappeared but they have helped.

That's a pretty bold claim. How hard did you look?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17893349
http://www.quackwatch.com/04ConsumerEdu ... agnet.html
http://skeptico.blogs.com/skeptico/2006 ... rapy_.html
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17242082

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Re: Magnets & Injury Recovery

Postby Trev The Rev » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:18 am

Alex_Simmons/RST wrote:
Gazzaputt wrote:I read up on them and looked at research and there is proof of them working with muscle problems.

Placebo no way I couldn't stand properly in the mornings and I forgot I had the things on Monday. The problem han't miraculously disappeared but they have helped.

That's a pretty bold claim. How hard did you look?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17893349
http://www.quackwatch.com/04ConsumerEdu ... agnet.html
http://skeptico.blogs.com/skeptico/2006 ... rapy_.html
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17242082


I like to keep an open mind but for now I'm going to put magnets in the same category as Applied Kinesiology, Rejuvaslim, Holy Water and tarot cards.

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Re: Magnets & Injury Recovery

Postby Gazzaputt » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:42 am

Look I'm not advocating them I was asking if anyone else had used them and found the same benefits. The reason was I held the same belief that there was nothing to them. I thought it was mumbo jumbo up there with that fairys.

They are researches with pro and cons to everything and this therapy carries the same.

I'm just saying for whatever reason they have helped with the condition I have I'm not looking for a debate on them.

I'm a very happy bunny as at bloody last I can at least sit for longer than 20 minutes.

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Re: Magnets & Injury Recovery

Postby nicklouse » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:44 am

Gazzaputt wrote:I'm a very happy bunny as at bloody last I can at least sit for longer than 20 minutes.

Gazz have a look at Nikken.

and it is good to hear.
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Re: Magnets & Injury Recovery

Postby Alex_Simmons/RST » Wed Nov 14, 2012 22:07 pm

Gazzaputt wrote:Look I'm not advocating them I was asking if anyone else had used them and found the same benefits. The reason was I held the same belief that there was nothing to them. I thought it was mumbo jumbo up there with that fairys.

They are researches with pro and cons to everything and this therapy carries the same.

I'm just saying for whatever reason they have helped with the condition I have I'm not looking for a debate on them.

I'm a very happy bunny as at bloody last I can at least sit for longer than 20 minutes.

I think you are missing the point. You said you had proof.

Anecdotal reports are not proof of anything, other than being a typical example of an observational or confirmation bias, commonly known as wishful thinking.

This is not to say you did not improve, however the correlation of your improvement with using a magnet does not imply causation.

One of the problems we do have I acknowledge is a confusing array of "science" suggesting one thing or another, and it can be difficult to reasonably assess which such reports have greater validity without some form of training into what report has:
(a) used sound scientific process to avoid biases, and
(b) reports conclusions that are actually supported by the data.

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Re: Magnets & Injury Recovery

Postby celbianchi » Thu Nov 15, 2012 09:11 am

I have a litre of snake oil and some magic beans if anyone fancies them. Best price guaranteed.

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Re: Magnets & Injury Recovery

Postby dw300 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 20:50 pm

celbianchi wrote:I have a litre of snake oil and some magic beans if anyone fancies them. Best price guaranteed.


Could you prep me some snake oil diluted to 1ppm in water please, i think it'd more effective that way .. kthxbye.
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Re: Magnets & Injury Recovery

Postby kleinstroker » Fri Nov 16, 2012 15:52 pm

I believe there are naturally occurring vegetable based treatments for this, you can either bake the flowers of certain plants into brownies or cookies or alternatively, you can inhale the vapours produced from burning them through a home made paper or ceramic inhaler.
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Re: Magnets & Injury Recovery

Postby pcb24 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 23:09 pm

Piriformis syndrome is often a secondary problem as a result of something else (e.g. the back) and therefore it should not be treated in isolation. It is possible that there is more to your problem than meets the eye. I would get a second physio opinion or discuss the problem with your G.P as not being able to sit for 20 minutes is still quiet limited.
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