Electric stimulation or electric stim therapy is a highly effective therapeutic treatment where electrical stimulation is applied to treat pain and muscle spasms. Our electric stim services are recommended for people looking to building strength in people with injuries and also preventing muscle atrophy. We can help you keep your muscles active, particularly for patients who have undergone any kind of stroke or spinal cord injury.
Our experienced chiropractor will run an assessment first to point out the problem before starting the electrical stimulation. After the physical evaluation is complete, electrodes are then attached onto the patient’s skin. The electrodes are what will be used to make the specific muscles contract. With our electric stimulation therapy, patients can maintain the important muscle strength and tone that would have otherwise wasted away because of insufficient usage.
Electric stimulation generally works by simulating the body’s natural way of exercising its muscles. Electrodes attached on top of the skin deliver small impulses to make the muscles contract. Our electric stim therapy will help to considerably improve your range of motion as well as improving general blood circulation. We recommend this therapy for dealing with various conditions such as arthritis, sprains, back pain, sciatica, and scoliosis.
There are several different types of electric stimulation therapies that you can get here. We offer general stimulation, muscular stimulation and also transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). The most common electric stim therapy that we offer is EMS, which is muscular electric stim therapy that aims to strengthen a patient’s muscles through significantly reducing muscle spasms.
We use TENS for people with chronic pain issues, while the general electric stim therapy is best for alleviating pain and healing wounds. We can even provide a portable and convenient TENS unit for use at home. Another type of TENS called interferential current (IFC) is used for reducing swelling and inflammation of the affected tissues. Our treatments have shown positive effects on improving symptoms of chronic pain and inflammation.
We also offer galvanic electric stimulation, which differs from IFC and TENS since it uses a direct current instead of alternating current. In this kind of therapy, the positive stimulation pad is used for reducing swelling in the target region while the negative pad boosts the spread of blood, nutrients and oxygen to the same area, thus increasing the overall rate of healing.
The only patients who are ineligible for our electric stim therapy are those who are pregnant and also those using a pacemaker. However, feel free to still contact us as we can still help you out with our other forms of physical therapy. Ultimately, our electric stimulation therapy will help improve your quality of life significantly.