Electrical stimulation uses an electrical current to cause a single muscle or a group of muscles to contract. By placing electrodes on the skin in various locations the doctors can recruit the appropriate muscle fibers. Contracting the muscle via electrical stimulation helps strengthen the affected muscle.
The doctors can change the current setting to allow for a forceful or gentle muscle contraction.

Along with increasing muscle strength, the contraction of the muscle also promotes blood supply to the area that assists in healing.


Benefits of electrical nerve stimulation

Some of the benefits are:

  • Reduces painful symptoms
  • Decreases local swelling
  • Promotes muscle tone
  • Restores normal movements
  • Releases the body’s natural pain killers
  • Accelerates the healing process

We might suggest this therapy to relieve pain caused by a variety of chronic conditions, including:

  • Neck and lower back pain
  • Muscle spasm
  • Headache/migraine
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica (pain radiating from lower back, through the legs, to the foot)
  • Temporomandibular joint pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia

The device is also effective against short-term pain, such as:

  • Bursitis (inflammation of tissue surrounding a joint)
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Sports injuries