Doylestown and Washington Crossing Electric Muscle Stimulation
Healing Patients Without Surgery Since 1983
At Advanced Spine and Sports Medicine, our team’s goal is to help patients feel better by utilizing modern tools and techniques that rely on neither drugs nor surgery. While most people associate chiropractors with traditional spinal adjustments, we also provide a number of adjunctive therapies apart from manual manipulations to help you get out of pain. For example, we are proud to offer electric muscle stimulation to our patients, which is a fantastic tool that can help you feel better.
Electric muscle stimulation is sometimes used to treat:
- Back pain
- Post-surgical pain
- Joint pain
- Sports injury pain
- Nerve inflammation
- Muscle weakness
What Is Electric Muscle Stimulation?
When applied to the body tissue, electric currents from “e-stim” create thermal, physiological, and chemical responses that can alter pain impulses and speed up the recovery process by encouraging blood flow to the treatment area. E-stim helps the body’s natural healing process while reducing swelling, promoting general muscle tone, and it is quite relaxing, with benefits similar to massage therapy as it relieves sore, aching muscles and aids in stress relief.
How Does E-Stim Work?
Your chiropractor will attach the e-stim device with pads called electrodes to the skin to the affected body tissue. The electrodes deliver specific, brief impulses through the e-stim device that vary in intensity to repeatedly contract and relax the muscles and help repair soft tissues. Each session lasts about 10 to 15 minutes, and afterward, you can go right back to your regular routine.
Interested in learning more about electric muscle stimulation in Doylestown and Washington Crossing? Contact Advanced Spine and Sports Medicine at (215) 515-9991 or get in touch online to book an appointment.