Why Do Chiropractors Use Electrical Muscle Stimulation?

With back and neck pain the focus on spinal adjustment is what makes doctors of chiropractic unique in their approach to treating patients with spinal complaints. The chiropractic adjustments, however, may not be the only procedure Active Health Clinics may employ in managing a patient’s care. There are serval different approaches that can be done to rid our patients of pain and get them back to wellness. After an adjustment the body can still be in pain and the area may be inflamed. Electric stem is a procedure the doctor may recommend. EMS electrodes send electrical pulses throughout the patient’s body, causing their sore muscles to contract and spasm. While this may sound even more painful, the contractions relieve your pain because the contractions stop the spasms and release endorphins. The electrical muscle stimulator contracts and spasms your muscles just like they would if you were exercising. Endorphins are the body’s natural pain reliever, and the influx of endorphins also helps to increase blood flow, which helps you heal faster!

What Does EMS Therapy Do?

EMS Therapy Sends Electrode Shocks To Your Muscles To Help Relieve Tension and Pain

Muscle inflammation occurs from strain, injury from sports or auto accidents, excessive exercise, illness, drugs, or autoimmune diseases. There are a variety of methods used to treat sports injuries, like EMS therapy, exercise rehab, and physical therapy. For those that find physical therapy and exercise rehab too painful or advanced at the moment, EMS therapy is a great alternative. Potential benefits of getting electrical muscle stimulator treatment are:

  • Faster recovery due to increased blood flow
  • Reversal of muscle atrophy
  • Allevement of tennis elbow
  • Treats sports injuries
  • Allevement of muscle spasms
  • Relieves chronic pain in joints and muscles
  • Reduces stress and tension
  • Allevement of carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Relieves fibromyalgia and arthritis pain
  • Treats chronic headaches, body aches, and fatigue