Tired of suffering from muscle pain? Dr. Jon Walwick at Walwick Chiropractic in Escondido, CA, offers electrical muscle stim as well as other techniques to help you achieve relief.
Purpose of Electrical Muscle Stim in Chiropractic Care
Electrical muscle stim – also referred to as E-stim – is one of many techniques that chiropractors provide to achieve optimal recovery and musculoskeletal health. In this guide, Dr. Walwick and our team at Walwick Chiropractic in Escondido, CA, provide answers to some common questions about electrical muscle stimulation and why it might be used in your chiropractic treatment plan.
Why Do Chiropractors Use Electrical Muscle Stimulation?
Much of the pain that we feel stems from an issue within the skeletal system, and often that issue causes tension in the muscular system. It could be a misalignment that is putting undue stress on the muscles.
Sometimes, it’s a direct injury to the soft tissues. For example, heavy lifting or playing sports can lead to strains and sprains. In either case, the muscles are affected, and that can cause mild to severe pain and discomfort.
Electrical muscle stimulation is a technique that targets the muscles with small electrical pulses. As the pulses hit the muscles, they contract, which sets off a series of natural processes that relieve pain and suffering.
What Benefits Does It Provide?
The natural processes that e-stim causes provide the following benefits and more.
- It causes the muscles to relax.
- It blocks pain signals to the brain.
- It draws blood to the area, which encourages healing and recovery.
- It releases natural painkillers like endorphins.
What Types of Conditions Does It Treat?
Chiropractors use electrical muscle stimulation for a variety of conditions, including but not limited to the following.
- Nerve inflammation
- Joint pain
- Chronic back pain
- Muscular atrophy
- Muscular injuries
It is also beneficial for those who have had a stroke and cannot complete tasks requiring motor skills. Athletes find it beneficial for injury prevention, better range of motion, improved performance, and post-workout recovery.
To learn if electrical muscle stim is right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Walwick at Walwick Chiropractic in Escondido, CA, by calling (760) 741-2805 today.