Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) is an excellent means of helping the body heal, when combined with chiropractic and cold laser therapy. Beach Pain Center offers this therapy, along with spinal adjustments and cold laser therapy.
Muscle stimulation is accomplished by attaching an electrode to the affected area and then sending a small electrical current into the soft tissue injury or knotted muscle. The stimulation utilizes this current, promoting a reduction in swelling and releasing trigger points that may have the muscle locked up. It does this by helping the body release natural endorphins that help reduce pain.
If you have a back spasm or neck pain, this therapy is a great way to free up the restriction. It works well in relaxing the muscle and allowing it to return to its normal state rather quickly. A series of 15-30 minute therapy sessions are excellent at facilitating healing from acute and chronic pain.
In chiropractic therapy, electrical muscle stimulation is most often used prior to an adjustment. It helps relax contracted muscles and prepares the treated area for the chiropractor to start applying manipulation. Better movement is usually achieved in an area of normal muscle tone compared to one that is spasming.
What is EMS?
Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) mimics your body's nervous system by sending safe, low frequency electrical pulses to your affected area, causing the muscle to contract and increase temperature and blood circulation. Your body's natural process to repair injuries works with EMS to relieve common nervous system disorders, including tension headaches, numbness of limbs, muscle spasms, back pain and neck pain. By using and encouraging the body's natural healing mechanisms, EMS can drastically reduce the reliance on medications and unnecessary surgeries while resolving the symptoms of underlying causes much quicker.
Conditions Treated with Electric Muscle Stimulation
EMS helps treat and prevent many medical issues. These include, but are not limited to:
- Connective and dermal tissue repair
- Improved range of motion in joints with arthritis and injury
- Muscle atrophy
- Muscle spasms
- Muscle tension caused by extended periods of sitting, standing, or lifting heavy objects
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Sports injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Ulcers and chronic wounds
So make it a priority to ask what electric muscle stimulation can do for you. Contact Fort Worth chiropractors 817-831-3388 and request a complimentary appointment to learn more.