What is Electrotherapy?
Electrotherapy is the use of electrical energy to stimulate the body for therapeutic purposes. These electrical pulses can help relieve pain, increase circulation, and reduce inflammation. This has numerous benefits when trying to treat many different conditions. Electrotherapy is often used to treat conditions such as chronic pain, arthritis, and muscle pain.
How Does Electrotherapy Work?
Electrotherapy works by sending electrical impulses to the target area by using small electrodes that are placed on the surface of the skin. These little pads simply stick to your skin to deliver small electrical pulses to your tissue. These electrical impulses help to stimulate the muscles and nerves in the area, which can help to reduce pain and inflammation. Some treatments use a constant current, while others use a pulsed current. The current travels through the skin to the target area, where it stimulates the nerves and muscles. This can help to reduce pain and inflammation and improve circulation.
Electrotherapy is a safe and effective treatment option for many conditions. It can be used alone or in combination with other therapies. Treatments are typically short, lasting between 10 and 30 minutes. The number of treatments required depends on the condition being treated, but most people experience significant improvement after just a few sessions.
What to Expect During E-Stim Therapy Treatments in Minot
When you arrive for your electrotherapy treatment, our Chiropractor in Minot will ask about your medical history and the condition you are being treated for. Dr. Matt Hanson will also assess your skin to make sure that it is intact and free from open wounds. Once they have determined that electrotherapy is right for you, they will apply the electrodes to your skin. These electrodes are usually made of gel or adhesive pads. The number of electrodes used will depend on the size of the area being treated.
You may feel a tingling sensation as the electrical impulses are delivered to your skin. This is normal and should not be painful. If you do experience any discomfort, we can adjust the intensity of the electrical current. During your treatment, you will be able to relax in our comfortable treatment room. Most people find e-stim therapy to be very relaxing.
Benefits of Electrotherapy Treatments?
There are many benefits of electrotherapy treatments. Electrotherapy can help to:
- Relieve pain
- Reduce inflammation
- Improve circulation
- Stimulate muscles and nerves
- Improve range of motion
- Reduce muscle spasms
Electrotherapy is a safe and effective treatment option for many conditions. It is often used in combination with other therapies.
Another benefit is that this treatment option is completely non-invasive. There is no invasive surgery involved. It’s also completely free of any medications. This means you’re able to get pain relief and stimulate healing in a natural way. The E-Stim Therapy simply helps tap into your body’s natural healing abilities.
What does E-Stim Therapy Treat?
The electrical impulses from an Electrical Muscle Stimulation session can help to reduce pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms. Additionally, Electrotherapy can increase blood flow and promote tissue healing. Common conditions that are treated with electrotherapy include:
Is Electrotherapy Safe?
Electrotherapy is a safe and effective treatment option for many conditions. It is FDA cleared and has been used for decades. Electrotherapy is often used in physical therapy and rehabilitation settings. The electrical impulses are very low in intensity and pose no risk to your health.
There are a few instances when you should not receive Electrotherapy Treatments:
- Patients with pacemakers
- Patients with implanted heart devices
- Patients with known skin sensitivities or diseases
- Patients who are pregnant
Get E-Stim Therapy in Minot
Ready to try Electrotherapy yourself? We’re here for you. This is a fast alternative way to help relieve pain and start your journey to optimal health. Get started today by booking your appointment today!