Thursday, April 16, 2020

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

There are now many different treatments to help alleviate aches, pains, and injuries of the body. One such treatment we offer at Personal Care Chiropractic in Arlington, MA, is Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS). Your experienced chiropractor, Dr. Nicholas Stamoulos, uses EMS to help reduce pain, swelling, and recovery time in his patients. Dr. Stamoulos is committed to offering his patients different treatments and technologies to help them feel their best.

EMS works great for muscle spasms, soft tissue injuries, and athletes who are looking for a quicker workout recovery time. EMS is popularly used on the back and neck muscles and has been successful in relieving acute and chronic pain. EMS is a simple treatment that only takes a few minutes to perform. Electrodes are placed on the affected areas and an electrical current is transmitted into the soft tissue or muscle. The strength of the current depends on the type of injury, its location, and how deep the therapy is going to be. The muscles experience small but quick contractions, which may make the patient feel a prickly or tingling sensation.

EMS is a great option for patients suffering from:
-Nerve inflammation
-Cancer-related pain
-Muscle injury from trauma
-Back pain
-Spinal cord injury
-Stroke recovery
-Muscle injury from disease
-Urinary incontinence
-Poor muscle strength
-Surgery recovery

Personal Care Chiropractic & Massage is located at 104 Massachusetts Ave in Arlington, MA 02474. To find out if EMS is right for you or to schedule an appointment, please visit or call us at 781-641-4482.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Sports Injuries

Being active is a necessity if we want to stay healthy, but sometimes a healthy lifestyle comes with a price. With physical activity comes the risk of sports injuries, the most common being: sprains and strains, swollen muscles, fractures, and/or dislocations. Some sports injuries could result from accidents, while others are due to poor training practices, improper equipment, or lack of conditioning. Whatever the case, Dr. Nicholas Stamoulos at Personal Care Chiropractic & Massage can develop an individualized treatment plan to get you back on track and back on the field.

Whether an injury is acute or chronic, you should never “play through the pain.” If you get hurt, you should always practice the RICE method first. RICE stands for “rest, ice, compression, and elevation.” This method has the ability to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and speed up the healing process, but remember that it may be a temporary solution to a deeper problem. If you develop a symptom that hinders your athletic performance, you should visit us immediately for an evaluation. Treatment will depend on the severity of the injury and may include a combination of physical therapy, strengthening exercises, and bracing.

If you’ve recently suffered a sports injury and think you may benefit from chiropractic care, please give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide at our office, visit for more information. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Nicholas Stamoulos at Personal Care Chiropractic & Massage. in Arlington, MA, call 781-641-4482.