Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Chiropractor located in McKinney, TX

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Electrical muscle stimulation is a cutting-edge treatment that harnesses the power of muscle contractions to repair damage, improve athletic performance, and relieve chronic pain. With extensive experience treating nerve and muscle pain from sciatica, whiplash, and many other musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, skilled chiropractor Joseph Cacozza, DC, performs electrical muscle stimulation at 380 Chiropractic & Wellness in McKinney, Texas. Call the practice today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

What is electrical muscle stimulation?

Electrical muscle stimulation is a noninvasive treatment that sends electrical impulses into the body’s tissues to relieve pain and repair damage. Also called neuromuscular electrical stimulation or e-stim, this rehabilitative treatment can help manipulate nerve signals and stimulate muscle contractions to accelerate healing.

How does electrical muscle stimulation work?

Electrical muscle stimulation involves attaching electrodes to the skin near your affected muscles. Once applied, the electrodes transmit electrical energy into the nerves that control the muscles, forcing them to contract and relax, mimicking their normal pattern of movement.

Encouraging these contractions can help strengthen weakened, injured, or atrophied muscles to restore proper function.

What are the uses for electrical muscle stimulation?

Electrical muscle stimulation has a range of uses to improve your comfort, mobility, and range of motion. Common uses include:


Pain management

Electrical muscle stimulation helps block pain signals from reaching the brain and spinal cord. Your chiropractor may recommend this treatment to relieve pain from tech neck, neuropathy, muscle tightness, tennis or golfer’s elbow, and other chronic pain conditions.


Muscle rehabilitation

Delivering electrical impulses into strained or injured muscles can help retrain them to prevent muscle atrophy and improve strength.


Performance enhancement

Electrical muscle stimulation can be a complementary training tool for sports performance plans that strengthen weakened muscles and improve blood circulation to repair damage.

What are the benefits of electrical muscle stimulation?

Electrical muscle stimulation has many benefits for your overall health, well-being, and function, including:

  • Improves muscle strength
  • Relaxes muscle tightness
  • Reduces muscle spasms
  • Minimizes pain
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Accelerates muscle recovery

Whether you’re an athlete or an individual hoping to relieve pain and improve your muscle function, electrical muscle stimulation can enhance your quality of life.

What happens during electrical muscle stimulation?

When you arrive at 380 Chiropractic & Wellness, your provider cleanses your skin and places the electrodes with sticky pads over the targeted muscles. The team can adjust the intensity, frequency, and duration of the pulses depending on your individual needs and goals.

While you may feel tingling during stimulation, the treatment should not be painful. The treatment takes about 20 minutes. Once your provider removes the electrodes, your muscles may feel sore or tender. Your provider may recommend returning 1-2 times a week to repair and strengthen your muscle function.

Call 380 Chiropractic & Wellness today or book online to learn more about electrical muscle stimulation.