The Wonders of Electrical Muscle Stimulation Therapy
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) is a technique being offered here in Newark's Vida Chiropractic. This treatment involves applying electrical impulses to muscles to cause them to contract. It has various applications, including muscle rehabilitation, physical therapy, and athletic training. Here are some of the more common calls for electrical muscle stimulation:
Muscle Rehabilitation: EMS can be used to help rehabilitate muscles after an injury or surgery. It can aid in muscle re-education, preventing muscle atrophy (muscle wasting), and promoting muscle strength and coordination.
Pain Management: EMS can provide pain relief by stimulating the release of endorphins, which are natural painkillers produced by the body. It can be used to alleviate acute or chronic pain, such as that caused by muscle spasms, strains, or overuse injuries.
Muscle Strengthening: Electrical Muscle Stimulation can be used as an adjunct to exercise to enhance muscle strength and endurance. It can target specific muscle groups and elicit muscle contractions that may be difficult to achieve through voluntary exercise alone.
Athlete Training: EMS is often used in sports training to supplement traditional workouts. It can help athletes improve muscle strength, power, and explosiveness. Additionally, EMS can be used for muscle recovery and relaxation after intense training sessions.
Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES): FES is a specific type of EMS that is used to stimulate paralyzed or weakened muscles in individuals with conditions such as spinal cord injury or stroke. FES can help restore muscle function, improve circulation, prevent muscle atrophy, and promote joint stability.
If you have been struggling with pain or have recently suffered an injury, contact Vida Chiropractic and ask our chiropractor if electrical muscle stimulation is right for you.