Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS)
Electrical muscle stimulation, also known as EMS or e-stim, is a device that sends electrical pulses to the muscles and nerves. It is a therapy that has been proven to help muscles repair themselves and block nerves from sending pain signals to the brain. Our chiropractors at The Spinal Decompression & Chiropractic Center in Denton are trained to provide EMS treatment in conjunction with chiropractic care techniques.
What is Electrical Muscle Stimulation?
EMS uses gentle electrical pulses that are delivered through the skin via conductive patches known as electrodes. The electrodes are placed on the skin near the area of concern, then activated by a device that controls the speed, intensity, and pulse pattern. The pulses cause the muscles to contract rhythmically and stimulate the body's natural healing process. An EMS treatment can also be used to reach specific nerves and temporarily block them from sending pain signals to the brain to provide pain relief.
How EMS Works
Damaged muscles that do not heal well on their own, often need help to get them to complete the healing process. EMS helps the muscles contract and encourages them to become stronger. A chronic tear, or one that will not repair itself, can be stimulated through EMS and kick-start the body's repair process. EMS can also be used to target the nerves that are sending pain signals to the brain. The pulse disrupts the nerve's electrical pathway and stops the signal from reaching the central nervous system. Treatment with EMS also stimulates the production of the body's natural pain relievers known as endorphins.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation and Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care and EMS are complementary treatments. Chiropractic care releases the muscles that are trapped from misalignment or are sore as the result of a chronic condition such as golfer's knee or tech neck. The use of EMS after a chiropractor has restored the natural alignment can help reduce the initial soreness, or address the damaged muscles that are contributing to a chronic condition.
Learn More About EMS and Chiropractic Care in Denton, TX
At The Spinal Decompression & Chiropractic Center, our chiropractors will help you feel better again through a combination of electrical muscle stimulation and chiropractic care. Call us today at (940) 484-6336 to schedule an appointment for an evaluation. Will will create a customized treatment plan that is designed to provide pain relief and assist in the recovery process.