Benefits Of Electrical Muscle Stimulation: Chiropractic Killeen

by Administrator 14. July 2015 19:07

Electrical muscle stimulation is a chiropractic therapy involving the use of low frequency electrical impulses to stimulate and tighten up the muscles in the body. Electrical muscle stimulation incites the body to release the natural pain reliever hormones and endorphins in order to relieve soreness, decrease swelling and expedite recovery. When the electric current is delivered, the patient may feel a tingling or mild pins and needles sensation. The therapy is often administered to aid in the treatment of soft tissue injuries, ligament sprains, muscle strains and spasms.

Here are some of the benefits of electrical muscle stimulation:

  • Reconditions Muscles: Electrical stimulation is majorly used to recondition the muscles that become stiff following an injury. The therapy aims at restoring the normal movement and rebuilding the basic strength of these muscles. It works by forcing the muscles to contract in a coordinated pattern so as to strengthen the link between their movements and the brain. It is specifically beneficial for athletes who are recovering from a sports related injury.
  • Relieves Osteoarthritis Symptoms: People suffering from any type of Arthritis experience intense joint pain and have limited range of motion. Electrical muscle stimulation is an effective chiropractic therapy providing relief from pain and helping patients regain mobility in the affected joint. It also helps to strengthen the affected muscles and retard the degradation of joint tissues.
  • Prevents Muscle Atrophy: Muscle Atrophy is a condition characterized by weakness and loss of movement in the muscles. It may be caused due to several medical problems such as stroke or neurological deficits, and can be very painful if not treated in time. Through electrical muscle stimulation, chiropractors aim at providing pain relief by slowing down or preventing the loss of muscle mass and retaining proper functioning of the weakened muscles.
  • Pressure Sore Prevention: Pressure sores or bedsores are commonly seen in patients requiring continuous use of beds, wheelchairs or other supportive devices. This puts a constant pressure on certain parts of the body. Electrical muscle stimulation applied to the gluteus maximus muscle in the buttocks can help to reduce the risk of pressure sores in such patients. The therapy aims at maintaining proper buttock shape and preventing deformities, thus, lowering the chances of developing pressure sores.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, provide electrical stimulation therapy to the patients in Killeen, TX. To schedule an appointment with our chiropractors, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit the clinic at 560 E Central Texas Expy Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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