Chiropractor Implementing Electrical Muscle Stimulation in Chicago
Do you suffer from pain or limited functional mobility? Grandview Health Partners is a leading chiropractic clinic for electrical muscle stimulation treatment in Chicago. We offer several treatment options including a natural solution to relieve and manage pain and treat limited functional mobility.
Understanding pain and limited functional mobility and how it affects you may help you relieve and manage it with routine chiropractic care at our clinic.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation Chiropractic Clinic in Chicago IL
What is electrical muscle stimulation?
Electrical muscle stimulation is a therapeutic treatment that applies electrical stimulation in treating muscle spasms and pain. If you have an injury or illness that causes pain or limited functional mobility, our Chiropractors may use electrical muscle stimulation, or EMS, as one part of your rehabilitation program.
How Electric Stimulation Works
Electric stimulation works by attaching stick-on pads to the skin and using the control unit to transmit currents to targeted muscle groups. The control unit is where the timer, sensory knobs and other devices are located to produce the electric current. Two lead wires and two to four neurostimulation electrodes are the tools that are attached to the skin to transmit the current. The machine may cause a number of unique sensations when turned on and applied to a specific muscle group.
How Electric Stimulation Feels
Patients usually describe a pleasant tingling sensation or an electrical massage during EMS therapy as these impulses stimulate the body to release natural painkillers known as endorphins. These endorphins also reduce the pain and inflammation which helps promote faster healing of the injured tissues. This therapy helps in treating the acute and chronic pain along with strains and sprains of the muscles, soft tissues and joint of the spinal and extremities.
Added Benefits of EMS
There are many benefits to this kind of therapy. To start, it can help reduce edema (swelling) and expedite the healing process of injured or damaged tissue. Electric muscle stimulation can also help reduce chronic pain. Other benefits include:
- May improve joint pain and swelling
- Prevents and reveres muscle atrophy (loss of muscle mass/tissue)
- Enhances rehabilitation of muscles
- Increases range of motion for tense muscles or tendons
- Reduces stress and discomfort
- Improves blood flow and circulation
If you have a condition that results in pain or limited functional mobility, give us a call at Grandview Health Partners. We may use EMS to help augment your rehab program. If so, knowing what EMS is and how it is used can help you fully understand your entire rehab program.
If you want to see if chiropractic care is right for your condition, please contact our chiropractors for electrical muscle stimulation treatment in Chicago to get the appropriate treatment for you. Call or contact us today to schedule an appointment.