I was diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome a year ago — One of the primary features of this disorder is dysfunction of the scalene muscle in the neck. I have had pain and stiffness in the scalene muscle for quite a while.
Using the M1 initially seemed to help, along with PT. However at one point I overdid the PT and my scalene muscle got tremendously overtrained and more painful than before. Using the ICES in this state actually makes the pain worse. The only thing that seems to help for now is to completely rest the muscle, abstaining from both PT and stopping use of the M1 ICES device.
This makes me wonder about the usefulness of PEMF when it comes to such muscle dysfunctions concerning extremely weak, fatty infiltrated and atrophied muscles. I have read many positive reports about pain relief when it comes to nerve and joint pain, but none when it comes to muscle pain.
@Bob Do you think that it is prudent to stop using ICES in a case like mine where it causes more discomfort and pain? Do you have any data or ideas on how PEMF affects muscle dysfunctions specifically?