Wednesday, 07 September 2016 08:54

Electrical Stimulation and Ultrasound Therapy

Do you have muscle spasms, inflammation, or are you recovering from an injury? Electrical Stimulation and Ultrasound therapy can deliver faster and better results in your recovery process. You would normally have to go to a physical therapist to find these therapies, but Ideal Health can make them part of your chiropractic visits.

What is Electrical Stimulation?

Skeletal muscles in the body contract when they receive electrical impulses from the nervous system. When the muscles become over or under-worked from these contractions, they can become inflamed which creates pain. Electrical Stimulation (E-Stim.) fires a low-frequency electrical current directly into these areas of muscular stress. The electrical currents stimulate healing chemical responses in the larger nerve fibers that decrease the pain signals being delivered by the smaller nerve fibers. E-Stim. is adjusted to an individual’s needs, depending on the area of the body and the injury. Contact us to discuss how Electrical Stimulation can help you decrease muscle spasms, inflammation and pain.

What is Ultrasound Therapy?

Similar to E-Stim., Ultrasound Therapy can be coupled with your chiropractic visit to relieve muscular stress and inflammation. Ultrasound Therapy uses sound waves at a frequency out of range of the human ear that stimulates muscle tissues. It is delivered directly through the skin by first covering the skin in a light gel to prevent friction and then moving a handheld instrument gently over the affected areas. Sound waves are transmitted directly into the injured area to drive inflammation out of the muscles. Ultrasound Therapy treatments will vary according to the injury, the area of the pain and other factors. Ultrasound can be used simultaneously with E-Stim. treatment.

The Benefits of Electrical Stimulation and Ultrasound Therapy

Electrical Stimulation and Ultrasound Therapy provide pain relief through muscle spasm and inflammation reduction. Both therapies increase blood flow, reduce inflammation, and release endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain reducers. Both can improve range of motion for osteoarthritis patients and lessen joint pain by loosening the muscles.

Control your pain and get your muscle contractions firing the way they are supposed to through Electrical Stimulation and Ultrasound therapy. Book your appointment at Ideal Health today.