Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) is a versatile treatment option designed to improve circulation and muscle function. At Rock Family Chiropractic of Eudora, KS, we offer this service and many other non-invasive therapies to our patients. Dr. Ryan Rock has over two decades of experience helping patients overcome their ailments with natural chiropractic treatment methods.

What is electrical muscle stimulation?

Electrical muscle stimulation is a therapy provided by trained professionals. It involves sending a small, safe amount of electrical current into problem areas of the body. This is able to trigger contractions in the muscles because movement is usually triggered by similar electrical signals from the nervous system. These contractions can release endorphins and promote healing.

Who needs electrical muscle stimulation?

EMS can have a wide variety of health benefits. Most commonly, it's used to correct misfires in the nerves (i.e., muscle spasms). It's also used to aid in rehabilitation after an injury or surgery. That's because it's able to work the muscles even if the patient struggles to move voluntarily. This builds strength and prevents atrophy. Also, it's a source of pain relief for many people. EMS stimulates the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers. It also reduces swelling and releases trigger points that impede muscular function.

What to Expect from Your First EMS Session

At your initial consultation, you'll chat with Dr. Rock about your situation and history. He'll use that information to decide whether electrical muscle stimulation is right for you. If so, you'll have your first session. You'll lie down on the table, and the padded electrodes will be applied to the target area. The electrical impulses will begin, and you may feel tingling or contractions in the area. There should be minimal pain. The practitioner may have you do a warm-up and cool-down to increase the effectiveness of the treatment. EMS is sometimes used in conjunction with other treatment methods. The typical session lasts 15–30 minutes, depending on the specifics of the case.

If you're interested in learning more about what EMS can do for you, reach out to Rock Family Chiropractic of Eudora, KS. Our team is on standby to answer any questions and help you schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Rock. Simply give us a call at (785) 542-2118 or schedule an appointment online by following this link. Dr. Rock looks forward to supporting you along the journey to optimize your health and wellness.