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Electrical Muscle Stimulation: Non-Invasive and Non-Pharmacologic Way to Treat Chronic Low Back Pain

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 30, 2020
Vida Chiropractic - Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Chiropractic electrical muscle stimulation is widely used to provide relief of a wide variety of chronic pain conditions to include lower back pain. Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) is a treatment method we use to reduce pain, swelling, and recovery time. This increasingly popular treatment works well for soft tissue injuries, muscle spasms, and even for athletes who want quicker recovery from workouts.

This treatment is performed here in our office and is celebrated for its effectiveness. Electrodes are placed on the skin over the affected area, and the machine is turned on. An electrical current is then transmitted into the soft tissue or muscle. The level of current used depends on the injury, its location, and how deep the therapy will be. This electrical current causes the muscles to experience very small but quick contractions. During the treatment, patients may feel a prickly or tingling sensation, however, these sensations are mild and subside immediately or shortly after the machine is turned off. Many patients enjoy the sensation.

If you have recurring low back pain and you have enough of taking pain medications, consider electrical muscle stimulation. Contact Vida Chiropractic. We can help you find the right treatment to end your pain suffering.