Benefits of Electric Stimulation at Ahead of the Curve Chiropractic
Electric muscle stimulation is one of the chiropractic care services provided at Ahead of the Curve Chiropractic. This method of treatment provides numerous benefits and can be particularly helpful when recovering from an injury. The treatment modality works by having a machine deliver a safe, low-level electrical current via nodes attached to the affected area. Placement, level of charge, and depth of the nodes will all depend on the area of the body being treated and our chiropractor: Dr. Hines, will create a personalized treatment regimen for you and your specific needs.
Prevents Muscle Atrophy
Athletes and individuals with conditions such as multiple sclerosis want to avoid losing as much muscle as possible. Electric muscle stimulation can slow down the atrophy by stimulating the muscles and forcing them to contract. These forced contractions keep the muscles active, even when the patient can not contract them on their own. This treatment is often used on injured athletes as it allows them to recover without losing any of the muscle mass they gained before the injury.
Electrical muscle stimulation also promotes blood flow to an injured area. This will make the healing process faster and the contractions will keep the surrounding muscles strong. Once the patient is ready to resume their normal activities, most report that they were able to make an easy transition back into their activities. Athletes greatly enjoy this aspect of the treatment as a prolonged period of downtime typically leads to lower performance in their sport and in the gym. But, electrical muscle stimulation allows them to return to their original strength at a much faster rate.
Another factor in the quick recoveries promoted by electrical muscle stimulation is that it can be used post-workout to alleviate muscle swelling. This will leave your muscles feeling energized and avoid the soreness that usually comes after a workout.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
Ahead of the Curve Chiropractic offers electric muscle stimulation to the Dallas, TX, community. You can call us at 214-420-2050 to schedule an appointment with our chiropractic staff today!