Therapies

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

woman with electric muscle stimulators on neck, pain freeElectrical muscle stimulation (EMS) is a treatment method being used to reduce pain, swelling, and recovery time. This increasingly popular treatment works well for soft tissue injuries, muscle spasms, and even for athletes who want quicker recovery from workouts.

How Does Electrical Muscle Stimulation Work?

This treatment is performed here in our office, and usually only takes a few minutes. Electrodes are placed on the skin over the affected area, and the machine is turned on. An electrical current is then transmitted into the soft tissue or muscle. The level of current used depends on the injury, its location, and how deep the therapy will be. This electrical current causes the muscles to experience very small but quick contractions. During the treatment, patients may feel a prickly or tingling sensation; however, these sensations will subside after the machine is turned off, or shortly afterward. Many patients enjoy the sensation.

Electrical muscle stimulation creates tiny contractions in the muscles so they become tired and relax, relieving pain and muscle spasms. In addition, it triggers the release of endorphins, which are our body’s natural pain reliever. The process is also said to clear metabolic waste so nutrients can be better delivered and soft tissue can heal more quickly.

Back muscles and neck muscles are common locations for EMS; however, there are many areas of the body that can experience the benefits of this treatment.

Electrical muscle stimulation works well for both acute and chronic pain. If you have been struggling with pain or have recently suffered an injury, ask your chiropractor if electrical muscle stimulation is right for you.

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The Power of Chiropractic Care

Did you know that our nervous system controls every single function in our body? From feeling pain to proper organ function, a healthy nervous system is critical in ensuring good health.

Nerve energy flows from the brain, down the spine, and into each part of our body, so it only makes sense that even the smallest blockage can lead to diminished nerve flow. If left untreated, diminished nerve flow manifests as pain, disease, and even organ dysfunction.

This is why chiropractic care is so critical. By removing such blockages and restoring the spine back to health, chiropractors enable the body’s life-giving nerve energy to flow, resulting in a healthier you.

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