During this chiropractic therapy, electrodes are placed on the skin that sends light, electrical pulses to different areas of the body with the purpose of reducing inflammation, curtailing muscle spasms and relieving pain. We make use of electrical stimulation to help in contracting the muscles. This is extremely helpful when the muscles lose strength or are fatigued by chronic spasms and are unable to contract on their own.
Electronic muscle stimulator (EMS) units use continuous electrical bursts aimed at particular muscles to force them to contract and relax. During muscle stimulation, the body sends blood and oxygen to these areas and increases the production of endorphins – a natural pain reliever. This therapy reduces pain sensation, helps decrease any swelling, promotes general muscle tone, and speeds up the healing process.
The usage of Electrical Muscle Stimulation can be broken down into 3 categories: Training, Recovery, and Rehabilitation.