07 Sep 2022

Alan Nevies and his colleagues at Northlondonosteopaths are skilled manual practitioners and will use their powers of observation and the experience of their hands to hopefully find the cause and treat the symptoms of the patient in front of them. However there are certain circumstances when a deeper look inside is indicated and then Alan Nevies and his colleagues will refer the patient for an MRI scan. The powerful magnetic fields reveal many secrets of the inner structures and organs of the body. In an article by James Le Fanu, Daily Telegraph 5/9/22, we read about consultant skin specialist Barry Monk. After 3 months of persistent pain in his tail bone (coccyx) his doctor recommended an MRI to rule out any cause that required further investigation. Halfway through the procedure Dr Monk experienced a “curious bubbling sensation in the tender point in my coccyx. The pain vanished instantly and has not returned.”

Although magnetic accessories are sold to alleviate certain types of aches and pains, the medical view is that there is no scientific basis to suggest that they work. According to the BMJ “ Patients should be advised that magnet therapy has no proven benefit”. Magnets however are widely used by vets. After an elderly arthritic dog got a new lease of life when the vet suggested fitting a magnetic collar, the owner’s mother tried it for her arthritic wrist and has noticed significant improvement.

Alan Nevies and his colleagues at northlondonosteopaths are not planning to open a stall selling magnetic accessories, but we are sharing the information above with you to investigate and reach your own conclusions.