Has your doctor ordered you to undergo electrical stimulation to recover from an injury? If so, you may have questions regarding the treatment. Electrical stimulation is a natural and non-invasive treatment method that is a part of many injury rehabilitation problems. Conditions that result in pain and a reduced range of motion respond well to electrical stimulation. At Specific Clinic of Chiropractic, we have years of experience providing Temple residents with the benefits of electrical stimulation.
Why Is It Used?
First, let’s note some of the conditions that electrical stimulation may be used for. They include:
- Post-surgical pain
- Low back pain
- Muscles weakness
There are many situations in which electrical stimulation is a viable treatment option. Some patients may need it to help contract muscles that are either not functioning properly or to strengthen weakened muscles. It may also be used to reduce inflammation, eliminate spasms, and reduce pain.
Our chiropractor will explain the procedure, risks, and benefits to you before the treatment. The area of your body being treated will be fully exposed. Electrodes will then be applied to your skin. They are connected by a wire which is connected to the electrical stimulation machine. You may feel a tingling sensation in the beginning. This sensation will increase gradually, but it will not become uncomfortable. If you are undergoing electrical stimulation for injury recovery, try and stay relaxed as the machine stimulates and contracts damaged muscles. On the other hand, you may be asked to contract your muscles during the procedure if you are being treated to improve muscular function or strength.
How EMS and Chiropractic Care Complement Each Other
Combining electrical muscle stimulation with chiropractic care helps the body recover quickly and easily. Our chiropractor can begin treating you through chiropractic adjustments and use electrical stimulation afterward to further enhance healing and pain relief. Treatment with electrical stimulation can be as relaxing and soothing as a massage and can help you relax following chiropractic adjustments.
Combining chiropractic treatment with electrical muscle stimulation provides effective pain relief without the use of prescription medication. It is non-invasive and can be continued for as long as the patient needs without the risk of side effects or damage. Our chiropractor will assess your musculoskeletal system to determine whether or not electrical stimulation is right for you.
Chiropractor in Temple
For more information on the benefits of electrical stimulation or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, call us at (254) 598-2677.