Electric Stimulation Therapy
Electric stimulation therapy is a therapeutic treatment that applies electrical stimulation in treating muscle spasms and pain. It can help prevent atrophy and build strength in patients with injuries. The purpose of electrical muscle stimulation is to reduce swelling, release trigger points, reduce muscle spasm and cause the body to release endorphins, natural pain killing substances. It is also helpful in keeping muscles active especially after any type spinal cord injury or strokes.
Electric stimulation works by mimicking the natural way by which the body exercises its muscles. The electrodes attached to the skin deliver impulses that make the muscles contract. It is beneficial in increasing the patient’s range of motion and improves the circulation of the body. It is used in treating conditions like sprains, arthritis, back pain scoliosis and sciatica.