Electrical Muscle Stimulation helps the body in the healing process by sending a very small electrical current into the affected soft tissue injury or muscle spasm. The therapy utilizes this electrical current to reduce swelling and release trigger points that may have the muscle locked up. It does this by helping to release endorphins, the body’s natural pain relievers.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation effectively treats spasms in a back or neck muscle. It works well in relaxing the muscle and allowing it to return to its normal state.
Why is Electrical Muscle Stimulation used?
Electrical Muscle Stimulation is most often used for pain relief and to aid in reducing the swelling of soft tissues. Ligament sprains, muscle strains and spasms often respond well to this treatment, helping to reduce atrophy and increase blood circulation.
Benefits of Electrical stimulation:
- Reduces painful symptoms
- Decreases local swelling
- Promotes muscle tone
- Restores normal movements
- Releases the body’s natural pain killers
- Accelerates the healing process