Upon visiting our Back to Health and Wellness Center, electrical stimulation may be one of the treatments that can benefit your condition. Also referred to as “e-stim”, e- stim it is where electrical pulses are sent out through your skin. These little electrical impulses activate the nerve or muscles to either incorporate healing or as pain blockers.
How E-Stim Works
A machine unit called the Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation or TENS is used to send out electrical impulses. Fabric sticky pads are placed on the injured area as wires are connected to them that run to the TENS machine. Starting at the lowest setting it will then be increased until it reaches a level you are comfortable with. You are left on the machine for around 5 to 15 minutes. TENS are often used as a part of physical therapy treatment for pain.
Another e-stim is the EMS which stands for Electrical Muscle Stimulation. It has a bit more kick to it compared to the TENS unit as a stronger current is used. Electrodes are used instead of pads and placed on the sore muscle area. Rhythmic pulses are then sent into the muscle.
What is The Feeling Like?
Electrical stimulation? Electronic impulses sent into you? Will it hurt? The answer is no. Though you might be a bit surprised at first. You do kind of feel a zappy, or twinged feeling, but it is comforting. Also, you are started in the lowest setting, and then it is increased until you have reached your comfort level. For many, the sensation is a bit relaxing as you can feel the impulses stimulated your muscles lulling you into an also relaxed Zen mood feeling so good on those sore, tight, tense, injured muscles.
E-stem is often used as a form of physical therapy to help treat certain conditions such as:
- Joint pain
- Back pain
- Muscle injury
- Spinal injury
- An after-surgery recovery treatment
- And more
Call Back To Health Wellness Center Today
Many do not know that most of their sicknesses, aches, and pains often are associated with our overall spinal health. At Back to Health Wellness Center your spinal health is important to us. Serving in Sarasota, FL area we treat patients who are suffering from pain. Our chiropractor wants to find the root then create the proper treatment to begin your recovery. Bothered by a nagging pain? Has the pain gotten to the point of debilitating?
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