Electric Muscle Stimulation in Frankfort, IL as Therapy for Pain Relief and Enhanced Healing
Electric Muscle Stimulation in Frankfort, IL: At Victory Chiropractic, Dr. Anthony Vuckovich & team work with patients who experience a wide variety of pain and injury. Electric muscle stimulation, or e-stim, is a service that our Frankfort chiropractor provides in order to relieve pain and heal injuries.
Electric Muscle Stimulation at Victory Chiropractic
Electric muscle stimulation is a physical therapy modality that is used to stimulate muscle contractions using electrodes hooked up to an electric stimulation machine. These contractions help to manage inflammation, strengthen the muscle and control pain. When providing electric muscle stimulation to a patient, the doctor places electrodes on the affected areas of the body—around the back, neck, shoulder, wrist, knee or ankle. He will adjust the machine controls until the patient feels a prickly sensation and is able to comfortably target the level of stim without any stinging, burning or feeling a stabbing sensation. The stimulation will increase circulation and reduce swelling thereby reducing pain sensations.