Electrotherapy or Electric Muscle Stimulation, is a new, non-addictive, and non-invasive treatment for back pain. At Pernice Chiropractic in Selden, we stay up-to-date with the latest chiropractic technologies. This new treatment uses electricity to do the following:
You might be wondering what a session of electrical muscle stimulation in Selden looks like. Typically, the unit contains a battery powered device that has wires leading to several electrode pads. These pads will be placed on the skin with adhesive over the targeted muscles. An electric muscle stimulator is more often called an EMS unit.
When the unit is turned on, an electric current will flow through the wires to the pads on your skin. Now you might be wondering what happens when an electric current is sent through wires to your body. Essentially, the electric current will contract your muscles in order to strengthen them. This will both increase physical functionality and decrease muscular spasms.
In Selden, we have found optimal success with EMS sessions. It is rare for there to be side effects from EMS. The most common problem reported from use of electrical muscle stimulation is skin irritation due to the adhesive. Individuals who are not candidates for electric muscle stimulation are those who:
Our chiropractors in Selden will use EMS along with other chiropractic methods to give you the best results possible. Since EMS is a treatment for pulled or weakened muscles, we have found EMS extremely helpful in treating back pain. Many people find the stimulation of the EMS unit to be relaxing.
The use of EMS units allows us to directly target your back pain in Selden. We aim to individualize treatment plans to optimize results for all of our patients. With the use of our EMS units, we can relieve your back pain without any medication. Visit our website or give us a call to make your appointment.