Electric muscle stimulation therapy is another another form of therapy we offer at ChiroSport Wellness Center in Auburn.
Electric stimulation, or e-stim, offers a quick solution for instant pain relief if you’re experiencing fatigue, soreness, inflammation, or other symptoms affecting any of your muscles. With little to no recovery time needed, many patients turn to electric muscle stimulation therapy to find pain relief, improve mobility, and benefit overall health.
To begin the treatment, our doctor will strategically place electrodes directly on or around the area of the affected muscle. The electrodes are connected to a device responsible for producing the gentle electric currents you’ll feel throughout the treatment. Once the electrodes are properly placed on the surface of your skin, the doctor will operate the device to syStimulationatically begin producing electric currents.
The currents you’ll feel during the procedure are gentle and produce no harmful side effects whatsoever. These electric currents are actually intended to stimulate the motor nerves within your muscles, stimulating these nerves to cause your muscle to contract. As they contract, your muscles relax, allowing you to release fatigue and settle spasms.
As muscles contract, your body will release endorphins to further reduce pain and increase relaxation. This treatment also promotes healing by improving circulation, as electric stimulation improves blood flow to the affected area. This is beneficial in reversing inflammation or swelling caused by an injury or a medical condition, such as osteoarthritis.
If you suffer from muscle pain arising from a physical injury or medical condition, consider electric muscle stimulation therapy to treat your symptoms and restore your mobility.
Call ChiroSport Wellness Center in Auburn at (530) 887-2150 to schedule an appointment today.