Quite effective for pain relief and the treatment of muscle spasms, electrical muscle stimulation is often used in our Nashua office. Using electric impulses, the muscles are stimulated to contract, thus increasing blood flow and lymphatic drainage in the area which can reduce pain and swelling. It is sometimes used as a means to increase strength in the area to prevent future injuries and treat current ones.
In our clinic, we often combine the electrical muscle stimulation with functional movement patterns, or hot/cold therapies for maximum benefits. Many patients report this is one of their favorite parts of the treatment process.