Back Pain Treatment: How MME Works

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Filed Under: Back Pain, Bone & Joint Health
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Learn what MME treatment is and how it can help relieve chronic back pain

Magnetic Molecular Energizer (MME) therapy is a specific way of applying magnet therapy to treat back pain.

The fundamentals of MME therapy are related in part to magnetic resonance imagery, or MRI. MRI is based on the finding that when cell electrons are subjected to strong magnetic fields, they begin to wobble or vibrate at different frequencies. When they fall back into their ground state, they release a small amount of energy. This change in energy can be measured and converted into 3-D images from which specific tissue types can be viewed. In MME, no images are created, but the electrons are still stimulated and the energy serves as a catalyst to speed healing.

What Happens When You Undergo MME?

Unlike with an MRI scan, patients who undergo MME treatment are not required to sit completely still inside a magnetic chamber. With MME, very large (five-ton) and powerful air-cooled direct current electromagnets are placed above and below an open bed.

The open bed used in MME is movable, so the area of the body being treated can be placed in the focal point of the electromagnetic field. During periods of treatment—or "magnet time"—you simply lie in bed and may talk, watch television, read, or sleep. Generally, patients feel nothing, but often experience an immediate relief from any pain. Occasionally some patients feel a "tingling" or "glowing" sensation.

How Long Does MME Take?

The amount of time spent between the magnets varies by condition. The minimum time at one sitting is four hours and the maximum is 12 hours. Most treatments require 80 to 100 hours of exposure at a minimum, so the most convenient method is to simply sleep or rest on the bed in 10- or 12-hour segments.

Extensive toxicology studies have been undertaken and there are no safety issues with MME. However, MME is not currently FDA approved.

What kind of results can you expect from MME?

The results obtained with MME treatment so far have been permanent. Some individuals experience complete resolution of their chronic back pain, others partial. Also, in all the cases treated with MME thus far, there have been no reports of any side effects, nor has the treatment been shown to make a condition worse. MME is noninvasive, nontoxic, and painless. Due to the strong magnetic fields MME creates, individuals with medical implants like pacemakers, cochlear (inner ear) implants, aneurysm clips in the brain, or other pieces of metal near sensitive organs may not be able to use MME.

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