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The Benefits of Electrical Muscle Stimulation Therapy – EMS

EMS Electric Muscle Stimulation

Some patients are surprised to learn that electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) therapy is a highly effective tool for treating back injuries and other musculoskeletal problems. When used with other therapies, EMS increases the effectiveness of your rehabilitation routine, aiding with the reduction of pain and discomfort while helping to fix the underlying problem.

Interferential electrical muscle stimulation is a very safe, effective and gentle way to achieve noticeable results by delivering low-level electrical impulses to specific areas of the body. These treatments tend to be ideal for those who wish to reduce pain while dealing with soft tissue injuries, such as sprains, strains, and spasms.

What Does Electrical Muscle Stimulation Do?

Also referred to as neuromuscular electrical stimulation, electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) treatment targets specific nerve and muscle groups which have been affected by injury. By easing pain and discomfort, EMS can help the body’s natural healing response. In some cases, EMS may be used to calm spasming muscles. The stimulation tires the muscle, causing it to relax and the pain to ease. When an injury threatens to atrophy muscles because a patient is unable to move a body part, EMS helps to gently exercise the muscle without causing harm to the injured area.

Practitioners also use EMS to assist with immediate pain reduction which can lessen the reliance on pain medication. The nervous system carries the body’s pain signal to the brain and EMS helps to interrupt the signal by stimulating the nerve. As a result of the pain signal interruption, your brain can release endorphins – the “feel good” neurochemical that helps to naturally elevate the mood and reduce discomfort.

How to Get Electrical Muscle Stimulation Treatments

Dr. Khlebopros has the necessary experience to maximize the results of interferential electrical muscle stimulation (EMS). Before applying this type of treatment, he will perform an examination to diagnose the source of your problem, and determine how EMS fits into your overall course of treatment.

For example, if you’re dealing with sciatica, EMS could be used after a chiropractic adjustment to your lumbar region. This treatment combination includes a structural fix along with the immediate benefits of muscle relaxation and nerve therapy.

Dr. Khlebopros—Charlotte Proactive Chiropractic Clinic

Proactive Chiropractic and Rehab Center is dedicated to helping people heal and end their suffering from pain and nerve problems. After diagnosis, Dr. Khlebopros uses a range of therapies to reduce discomfort while addressing the underlying causes of your ailments. For many people, interferential electrical muscle stimulation is one of the best non-invasive treatments for muscle and nerve pain.

Contact Proactive Chiropractic and Rehab Center at 704-626-1827 for an initial consultation with Dr. Khlebopros.