Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) is a treatment method used to restore muscle tone, decrease pain, increase circulation and lymphatic flow, increase nutrition and hormones; decrease the formation of soft tissue adhesion's, and reduce muscular atrophy . This increasingly popular treatment works well for soft tissue injuries, muscle spasms, and even for athletes who want quicker recovery from workouts.

How Does Electrical Muscle Stimulation Work?

This treatment is performed here in our office, and takes only a few minutes. Electrodes are placed on the skin over the affected area. Then, electrical current is then transmitted into the soft tissue or muscle. The level of current used depends on the injury, its location, and how deep the therapy will be. This electrical current causes the muscles to experience very small but quick contractions. During the treatment, patients may feel a prickly or tingling sensation; however, these sensations will subside after the treatment has completed.

Electrical muscle stimulation creates tiny contractions in the muscles so they become tired and relax, relieving pain and muscle spasms. In addition, it triggers the release of endorphins, which are our body’s natural pain reliever. The process is also said to clear metabolic waste so nutrients can be better delivered and soft tissue can heal more quickly.

Back muscles and neck muscles are common locations for EMS; however, there are many areas of the body that can experience the benefits of this treatment. Electrical muscle stimulation works well for both acute and chronic pain. If you have been struggling with pain or have recently suffered an injury, ask your chiropractor if electrical muscle stimulation is right for you.

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Early morning and lunch times are available

Monday:

6:30 AM-5:30 PM

Tuesday:

6:30 AM-5:30 PM

Wednesday:

6:30 AM-12:00 pm

1:00 PM-5:30 PM

Thursday:

8:00 AM-5:30 PM

Friday:

6:30 AM-5:30 PM

Saturday:

8:00 AM-12:00 am

Sunday:

Closed

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3405 6th Street | Brookings, SD 57006