This type of therapy uses light electrical pulses that are transmitted to specific areas of the body through electrodes placed on the skin. There are many different types of electrical stimulation. Some are more beneficial for pain relief or to reduce inflammation, some best treat muscle spasm, and some actually cause muscles to contract in order to reduce muscle atrophy. Some forms of electrical stimulation have combination effects.
How does Electro-Muscle Stimulation work? Small amounts of electrical current are induced into the tissues for the purpose of reducing swelling. This widely used technique safely strengthens muscles and helps reduce painful symptoms.
What does Electro-Muscle Stimulation feel like? Patients generally feel a slight tingling sensation at first. Since your body may become accustomed to the initial setting, the intensity may be raised during the course of your 1-=20 minute treatment, for maximum healing effect.
Why is Electro-Muscle Stimulation used? Electro-Muscle Stimulation has been used as an effective form of pain relief. It is recommended in cases in which pain is accompanied by swelling and inflammation.
Some patient benefits include:
Reduces pain sensation
Helps decrease swelling
Promotes general muscle tone
Speeds the healing process
Many painful symptoms can be relieved with the application of Electro-Muscle Stimulation
This therapy is often used to treat acute or chronic pain, as well as strains or sprains of the muscles, joints, and soft tissues of the spine and extremities.