Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Madeira Chiropractic and Rehab uses multidisciplinary practice that combines proven and effective chiropractic and physical therapy techniques. Our experienced, licensed professionals know that utilizing a variety of treatments is the best way to find a solution to your pain and help you recover from your injury. Electrical muscle stimulation is only one of the many effective treatment options open to you at Madeira Chiropractic and Rehab. If you have questions about whether or not scheduling electrical muscle stimulation in Chambersburg, PA is right for you, pick up the phone and call today.
What is EMS?
Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) is sometimes called neuromuscular electrical stimulation is used to cause muscle contractions produced by electrical stimuli. Electrodes are placed on the patient and light electrical pulses are sent through the patient to decrease inflammation as well as relieve pain and alleviate spasms. This light electrical current causes muscle contractions that have been shown to help patients recover from injuries.
The benefit of these contractions is two fold. First, the contractions will fatigue the affected muscles causing the muscles to relax and any spasms to settle. Second, these contractions cause your body to release endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain reliever, relieving pain in the affected area.
Electrical muscle stimulation has been demonstrated to improve blood flow in studies. This increased blood flow is associated with faster recoveries. The science behind electrical muscle stimulation is simple. Capillaries, tiny blood vessels, are small enough that they restrict blood flow such that blood cells can only commute in single-file lines. Exercise or stimulation causes tissue swelling that allows more blood cells to enter the capillary at once, reducing the amount of recovery time.
What Conditions Does EMS Therapy Treat?
A variety of conditions can be treated and alleviated with the help of electrical muscle stimulation. Of course, we combine EMS therapy with other techniques to provide you a comprehensive treatment plan.
Schedule an appointment for electrical muscle stimulation in Chambersburg, PA with Madeira Chiropractic and Rehab today!