Electrical Muscle Stimulation

If you’re suffering from chronic pain or recovering from an injury, you want to get back to normal as soon as possible. Dr. Todd Dinsmore at Dinsmore Chiropractic Clinic in Ontario, OR, provides electrical muscle stimulation and other effective techniques that can help you do just that.

Guide to Electrical Muscle Stimulation in Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care involves many methods of addressing issues within the musculoskeletal system. While many people see chiropractors as “the back doctor” or someone who works strictly with the skeletal system, the truth is that they work with various systems that impact the body’s functions. And as your muscles are directly related to the health and function of the bones, it’s essential that they be addressed, as well.

One method through which Dr. Dinsmore at Dinsmore Chiropractic Clinic in Ontario, OR, does this is electrical muscle stimulation. Electrical muscle stimulation – also known as E-stim or EMS – is a technology that sends small and safe electrical pulses to target muscles. This process provides the following benefits and more:

  • Improved blood flow to the damaged area, which promotes natural healing
  • Reduced inflammation and swelling of the muscles
  • Release of endorphins, which are like a natural painkiller
  • Reduced muscle spasms

It’s also useful in strengthening and retraining the muscles, which makes it invaluable in injury recovery.

Conditions Electrical Muscle Stimulation Can Help

While not a comprehensive list, the following are some conditions that Dr. Dinsmore might use electrical muscle stimulation to address:

  • Chronic back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Bursitis
  • Loss of motor skills
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle strains
  • Auto, sports, or work injuries

After assessing your condition and discussing your health and wellness goals, Dr. Dinsmore will determine if electrical muscle stimulation should be part of your treatment plan.

Combining Electrical Muscle Stimulation With Other Chiropractic Methods

When you visit our clinic, you’re not prescribed a one-size-fits-all patient plan – or one that only addresses symptoms. We know that true healing requires addressing the body as a whole and targeting the underlying cause of your symptoms.

In order to provide such treatment and optimal healing, a patient plan involves several different methods. Electrical muscle stimulation is an effective technique, but it’s most effective when combined with methods such as adjustments, therapeutic exercises, adjustments to habits, and more.

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