The body’s natural electric current is disrupted when injury or disease occurs. Electrical Muscle Stimulation is administered by placing electrodes directly on the body and sending a small electrical current to the affected soft tissue or muscle. The current works by mimicking the signals that occur naturally in a healthy body, causing the targeted muscle to experience small contractions. The muscles contract and then relax, which helps reduce swelling and releases any trigger points that may be causing muscles to lock up.
This treatment helps an injured body heal faster, and relieves pain and muscle spasms. Endorphins, the body’s most powerful natural pain relievers, are also released as a result of this process. The amount of electricity used in electrical muscle stimulation is small but enough to be effective for treating spasms and other chronic or acute pains. This treatment is usually scheduled in short sessions over a period of weeks depending on the location and severity of the pain or injury.
To learn more about electrical muscle stimulation and all the services provided by Personal Care Chiropractic & Massage, visit https://www.painlessbody.com for more information. To schedule an appointment at the practice in Arlington, MA, call 781.641.4482.