Why Seek Electrical Stimulation Therapy for Your Health and Wellness?
This therapy involves the use of impulses to damaged tissues that causes them to contract and release repeatedly throughout treatment. This therapy is similar to TENS (Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation) which focuses on more superficial tissues, but electrical stimulation treats deeper tissues and has been scientifically proven to reduce pain and inflammation in the area, unlike TENS which only reduces pain.
What are the Benefits of Electrical Stimulation?
Benefits of E-Stim Include:
- Improve circulation to the area
- Decrease pain
- Decrease inflammation
- Improve healing
- Relieve chronic pain
- Promote muscle strength (especially useful in patients with muscle atrophy)
How Does Electrical Stimulation Work?
During this therapy electrodes are placed on the skin around the area of concern. Wires are connected to these electrodes that will deliver an electric current that is controlled by your chiropractor. What you’ll feel is a light, tingling sensation, at the area of treatment that we accompany with hot pack therapy for the ultimate relaxation experience. While the impulse is being delivered to the tissue, pain is alleviated as it interrupts the pain signal coming from your brain to this area. Majority of patient’s report feeling as though they had an hour-long massage performed, without actually having a massage, after having this therapy performed. It’s a remedy that almost anyone can benefit from. Majority of patients find this therapy relaxing and it’s often combined with hot pack therapy. This allows the muscles to loosen and release tension being held. Patients who hold a lot of tension or are experiencing high amounts of stress can greatly benefit from this therapy.
Who Can Benefit from Electrical Stimulation?
If you have experienced muscle spasming, muscular pain, radiating pain down the arms or legs, or tension, this may be a great treatment option for you! There are multiple settings on the electrical stimulation machine that Dr. Hope controls based on what your condition and symptoms are. There are multiple settings on the electrical stimulation machine because some settings are more beneficial for pain reduction and inflammation reduction, while others are better for improving muscle contraction and strength in patients experiencing muscle atrophy. After having an initial consultation with Dr. Hope, a thorough explanation will be given so that you’re aware of what is going on and what therapies you can benefit from. Dr. Hope will then provide all the treatment options available to you and she’ll adjust the settings on this machine accordingly if the electrostimulation therapy is used.
Who Should Take Precautions with Electrical Stimulation Therapy?
If you have a pace-maker or defibrillator please inform Dr. Hope at the time of your appointment, as this is not a safe option for you. The risks and benefits of electrostimulation are described in detail to every patient that comes in prior to treatment to ensure that you are receiving the best care possible.
Have more questions?
If you have questions about this therapy prior to scheduling an appointment, you can schedule a 15 minute free phone consultation using the button at the top of the website. You will be able to ask questions regarding any of the treatment options at Health with Hope Chiropractic, your condition, and find out if we are a good fit for you!