What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a musculoskeletal disease and the world’s most common joint ailment. A slow but steady cartilage degeneration causes the joints to be painful and stiff. Over time the surrounding bones, muscles and ligaments are often damaged. The cartilage degeneration causes pain and restricts joint flexibility, leading to a loss of mobility, disabilities, and substantially degrading the quality of life.

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How it develops

Cartilage has a slow metabolism and takes a long time to regenerate. When the regeneration process is disturbed, elasticity constantly decreases, and the joint cartilage becomes less resilient.

Joint wear due to cartilage degeneration can develop over several years. In most cases, there is hardly any discomfort at first, making it barely noticeable.

Most therapy approaches treat the symptoms and slow the progress of the arthritic process without actually stopping it. Eventually, a surgical procedure might be necessary to replace the worn joint with an artificial one, causing further pain, complications and additional surgical procedures.

How MBST Treats Osteoarthritis

MBST® assists the regeneration of the cartilage by stimulating the cells into regrowth, helping to preserve the natural joint. The magnetic resonance therapy system transfers energy via a specifically generated magnetic field to damaged cartilage tissue to increase metabolism.

By directly targeting cartilage degeneration, the cause of Osteoarthritis, MBST counteracts the negative effects and triggers the body’s natural repair mechanisms and regeneration processes, creating an environment where the cartilage cells can thrive.

Once MBST treatment is complete, the cells are then sufficiently stimulated to continue regenerating by themselves, reducing pain and allowing for greater movement and, therefore, a better quality of life.

No Surgery

No Medication

No Injections

No I.V. Infusions

No Painkillers

In many cases, MBST can prevent the need for surgery and longterm medication.

We have been using MBST at Ashdown Clinic in Hertfordshire for over 10 years. During that time, we have been able to help people who have wanted to avoid surgery for osteoarthritis.
MBST has allowed many of our patients to live a pain-free life and continue with activities they enjoy.
I genuinely believe that this is the medicine of the future!
– Paul Strange, Osteopath. – Ashdown Clinic

MBST Devices

For the treatment of Osteoarthritis
Arthro Spin Flex

MBST treatment bed for shoulder, back, spine, intervertebral discs, hip, leg, double-knee

Arthro Spin Lift

MBST treatment unit for arm, elbow, hand, finger, leg, knee, foot and toes

Open System 350

MBST treatment unit for arm, elbow, hand, finger, leg, knee, foot and toes

Pro Mobil

Mobile MBST therapy system for shoulder, spine, arm, elbow, hand, finger, hip, leg, knee, feet and toes

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the side effects of MBST therapy?

There have been no reported side effects of MBST therapy since it was first applied internationally in 1998.

Will I immediately feel better after treatment?
The effects of Osteoarthritis build up over long periods of time, so they cannot be counteracted overnight. However, scientific evaluations show that in more than 80% of cases, patient’s pain was significantly reduced after 3-5 therapy sessions.
How long does the effect of the MBST therapy last, and can the treatment be repeated?
Patient data shows a significant reduction in pain could be verified years after the therapy. If necessary, MBST treatment can be repeated any number of times, but the need for top ups is uncommon.
Is MBST available on the NHS?

MBST therapy is a private treatment and is not currently available on the NHS.

NICE recognises MBST (MRT) as a safe treatment and is registered by the MHRA. You can find our registration here.

For MBST treatment costs and further information on what to expect, please click here.


Where's my nearest MBST clinic?

With several locations around the UK, MBST Medical provides access to outstanding technology and quality care for every patient. Our facilities are operated by healthcare professionals from various disciplines, offering a range of treatments alongside the MBST process as part of their recovery and wellness programmes.

Find you nearest clinic here

How can we help?

If you would like to know more about how MBST can help you please fill out our simple enquiry form or book a free online consultation call

Do you already have a diagnosis from your healthcare professional?

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