Electronic Muscle Stimulation
Muscle stimulation is a safe alternative to pain medication. There are no side effects and most insurance plans will pay for your own unit to keep.
How Does EMS / TENS It Work?
All muscles are controlled by the nervous system. Spinal problems may cause problems with the way that your nervous system delivers messages to the muscle, making them work too hard. Electronic muscle stimulation and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) helps by fatiguing the nervous system during the 15 minute treatment, allowing the muscles relax, thus reducing pain and allowing the body to begin the healing process. This is just one of many ways that we can treat your muscle or joint problems.
This 15-Minute Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) Therapy Is Used To:
- reduce pain levels
- reduce muscle spasms
- increase blood flow
- reduce inflammation (swelling)
EMS has been used by chiropractors and physical therapists for many years both in the office and at home. Many patients are prescribed small units for home use to reduce pain levels when needed. EMS treatments typically last 15-20 minutes. This treatment is both comfortable and soothing.
Want A Stimulation Unit For Home Use?
Many insurance plans cover the cost of these stimulation units for your use at home. We will help you find out if you have any insurance coverage. Just tell us you are interested in using EMS (electronic muscle stimulation) at home.