WHAT IS ELECTRICAL STIMULATION?
Therapy that uses low-voltage electrical current for pain relief.
Typically the doctor will recommend electric simulation with heat before your adjustment in order to relax your muscles and improve your adjustment.
Our staff will connect several electrodes (wires that conduct electrical current) from the machine to your skin.
The electrodes are placed to surround the area of pain or at a pressure point, creating a circuit of electrical impulses that travels along nerve fibers.
When the current is delivered, most people experience less pain and are able to relax more.
This may be because the electricity from the electrodes stimulates the nerves in an affected area and sends signals to the brain that block or "scramble" normal pain signals.
Another theory is that the electrical stimulation of the nerves may help the body to produce natural painkillers called endorphins, which may block the perception of pain.
People use electronic stimulation to relieve pain for many different types of illnesses and conditions.
They use it most often to treat muscle, joint, or bone problems that occur with illnesses such as osteoarthritis or fibromyalgia, or for conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, tendinitis, or bursitis.
If the office device helps with your pain, ask about a home device, called a TENS unit. The doctor may recommend one to you to help with your healing at home
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Sources: ACAToday, WebMD