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Focusing on Electronic Muscle Stimulation

At Rockwall Injury Rehab & Chiropractic our Doctors and Staff are experts in the physical therapy modality of muscle stimulation by electro-muscle stimulation (EMS). 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 for muscle spasm, and some actually cause muscles to contract in order to reduce muscle atrophy. Some have combination effects. Stop by our Rockwall, TX chiropractic clinic for a consultation on which method is best for you and your circumstances.

Common Questions Regarding Electro-Muscle Stimulation

What is Electro-Muscle Stimulation?

It is a special form of electrical current that is administered at the site of soft tissue injury, especially muscles, for the blocking of pain.

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.

Chiropractic Patient Benefits

· Reduces pain sensation

· Promotes general muscle tone

· Helps decrease swelling

· Speeds the healing process

Many painful symptoms can be relieved with the application of Electro-Muscle Stimulation.

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More Information on EMS

Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), also known as neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) or electromyostimulation, is the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses. The impulses are generated by a device and delivered through electrodes on the skin in direct proximity to the muscles to be stimulated. The impulses mimic the action potential coming from the central nervous system, causing the muscles to contract. The electrodes are generally pads that adhere to the skin. EMS is both a form of electrotherapy and of muscle training. It is cited by important authors as complementary technique for sport training, and there is published research on the results obtained. In the United States, EMS devices are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

In Chiropractic, and specifically at our Rockwall TX clinic, EMS is used for rehabilitation purposes, for instance in the prevention of disuse muscle atrophy which can occur for example after musculoskeletal injuries, such as damage to bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. However, this should not be confused with TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator): the use of electric current in pain therapy.   (source)