Electrical Stimulation Therapy
Electrical stimulation therapy is the use of controlled electrical currents to specific areas of the body to stimulate muscles and promote relaxation, release, and healing. In our office, we use a TENS unit (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) that is applied to specific muscles. The doctor or chiropractic assistant will determine the frequency, intensity, and duration of electrical impulses that will be therapeutic and beneficial to promote healing.
What is electrical stimulation therapy?
Electronic stimulation therapy utilizes electrical impulses to stimulate nerves and muscles to mimic the body's natural electrical signals. Stimulating the nerves and muscles with varying intensity, frequency and duration can help with pain management, rehabilitation, acute muscle spasms, and faster recovery. E-stim therapy can also be combined with other treatment modalities. Our doctors will utilize any and all therapies that will be beneficial for your healing and health.
Pain management: One of the most significant applications of E-stim is in pain management. Whether it's chronic pain by conditions such as arthritis or acute pain resulting from surgery or injuries, E-stim can provide relief.
Rehabilitation: TE-stim plays a vital role in therapy by facilitating muscle re-education and functional recovery. It can help individuals regain strength and mobility after an injury or surgery. E-stim aids in muscle activation and retraining, preventing muscle atrophy and promoting faster healing. E-stim can be used to enhance neuromuscular control, coordination, and balance in patients with neurological conditions such as stroke or spinal cord injury.
Sports Performance Enhancement: E-stim can help increase muscle strength, improve endurance, and enhance muscle fiber recruitment.