Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) is a termed used to describe various forms of electrical therapy. These range from TENS and Interferential for injury/pain management to Russian stimulation that can help build muscle during rehabilitation. As "shocking" as this may sound...these treatments are actually quite comfortable and effective. Unfortunately, electric muscle stimulation is under utilized in pain management despite its safety and effectiveness.
Primarily, EMS is a term used to describe a drug free treatment that reduces pain, spasm, and inflammation (those are the 3 most common reasons people seek chiropractic treatment). It is used safely in both children and adults (who wants to put kids on drugs if there is an alternative?). So whether you have whiplash, a bulging disc, a pinched nerve, arthritis in your knee or even bursitis...EMS can be a very effective part of your treatment program.
Ask us how electric muscle stimulation may help with your problem!