Electric Stimulation Therapy at Menner Chiropractic
Electric stimulation therapy is a therapeutic treatment that applies electrical stimulation in treating muscle spasms and pain. It can help prevent atrophy and build strength in patients with injuries. It is also helpful in keeping muscles active especially after any type spinal cord injury or strokes.
The muscular type of electric stimulation seeks to strengthen the muscles by reducing muscle spasms. This stimulates the skeletal muscle using electric impulses to cause muscle contraction. Electric stimulation works by mimicking the natural way by which the body exercises its muscles.
The electrodes attached to the skin deliver impulses that make the muscles contract. It is beneficial in increasing the patient’s range of motion and improves the circulation of the body. It is used in treating conditions like sprains, arthritis, back pain scoliosis and sciatica.
Our chiropractors use electric stimulation for the purpose of decreasing inflammation and swelling of affected tissues. This treatment has also shown positive effects in improving symptoms of asthma and in reducing back pain. It is commonly used to help with chronic pain and is used for healing wounds and alleviating pain.
The positive pad acts to decrease circulation of the target area and reduce swelling. The negative pad increases the distribution of oxygen, blood and nutrients to the injured area thus increasing the speed of the healing process.
Pregnant women, patients with pacemakers or those who have certain kinds of skin disease should avoid this treatment.
For more information about if Electric Stimulation Therapy is right for you, or if you have other questions about the safety of it. Please call 847-540-6060 to book an appointment with Dr. David Menner.