MBST- Magnetic Resonance Therapy - Can it really help patients with lower back pain?

MBST- Magnetic Resonance Therapy - Can it really help patients with lower back pain?

Back injuries, particularly lower back ones, are all too common. The pain may for some improve within a few weeks, but for some it may last longer or keep reoccurring. There are things you can do to help manage the injury and ease the pain. MBST is a revolutionary form of treatment for pain, problematic joints and many types of sports injuries with no side effects. 

I have just finished a course of MBST sessions. The session amount may vary, but mine consisted of 9 therapy sessions. I want to shine some light on this revolutionary treatment and share my personal experience with you.

What is MBST?

MBST (Magnetic Resonance Therapy) is a non-invasive therapy that use MRT (Magnetic Resonance Therapy) technology to stimulate damaged and degenerated cartilage, bone, ligament, tendon, and muscle cells to encourage healing, repair and regeneration. 

MBST works by stimulating the nuclei in the your hydrogen atoms and utilised your body’s own electromagnetic energy to activate cells and produce cartilage and bones – currently this cannot be achieved by any other available treatment.

What type of injuries can MBST treat?

MBST has shown incredible positive results in treating several types of injuries and diseases. It can help people who have joint pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and osteopenia. It has also reduced pain for athletes with bone and tissue damage amongst other injuries. MBST also specialises in reducing pain and swelling and improving mobility. 

For lower back injuries- MBST therapy works by stimulating the soft tissue cells (cartilage or discs) that sit between your joints.

Here are some scholar articles I came across on MBST in the treatment for different injuries and diseases:

MBST & patients with lower back pain

MBST in the treatment of osteoporosis. Case report study

MBST in the treatment of osteoarthritis: A scoping review

Are there any side effects?

MBST has been in use internationally since 1998. There are no known side effects of MBST therapy to date.

The treatment

Treatment is delivered for a total of 9 hours, 60 minutes at a time. This may differ depending on your injury and treatment plan.

The MBST machine is comfortable and you don't feel anything during the therapy. You may lay and read/ work/ take a nap whilst the machine does it's magic.

What else is part of the MBST therapy plan?

MBST patients are treated in conjunction with physiotherapy or orthopedic consultation. In my case this included dry needling with electrical stimulation, radiofrequency therapy, chiropractic massage, adjustments and advice on exercises and breathing techniques to help aid my recovery.

My lower back injury & experience with MBST therapy

I have lived with a lower back injury for years. It started off as an L6 disc hernia and now a discarthosis has joined its team. I'm lucky to most of the time live with little pain, but the injury has in the last year been flaring up frequently and unexpectedly, being quite a burden on my life.

I scheduled in to see a chiropractor here in Ibiza to see if he could help me. After a few treatment sessions he sent me to get an MRI. My previous MRI scan was from 6 years ago so it was important that he understood exactly what the injury was looking like before commencing any further treatments. After receiving my scan results he recommended MBST- Magnetic Resonance Therapy.

I have just finished 9 sessions of therapy. My back feels better than it has in a long time. According to studies, many patients feel an improvement straight away, but generally improvement occurs weeks or months after the treatment, as cartilage rebuilds and bone density increases.

At the time of starting my treatment my back was not in its worst shape, but I could feel sensations of the injury which now is gone. In the last few months I have had several episodes of pain from my injury. I am looking forward to seeing the effects MBST has for the weeks and months ahead and hopefully some positive long term results in conjunction with an improved training & self-maintenance program.

With love,





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