Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), or muscle stim or E. stim is a chiropractic therapy typically applied to a patient who has a lot of pain or spasm in the area of injury or complaint. When electrical muscle stimulation is performed, mild electrical current is applied to cause contraction to the muscles via electrical pads placed on the body. Electrical muscle stimulation gives the patient a tingling sensation, which
for most is very soothing.
The contractions of the muscle experienced during this chiropractic therapy help to
fatigue the muscle and allow it to relax, settling the spasm. The contraction also
causes the body to release endorphins. The endorphins are the body’s natural pain
killers, and so they help to reduce pain sensation to the area.
If you would like to learn more about electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), please
contact the chiropractors at the Dallas Wellness Clinic. Our chiropractic office is
more than happy to educate you on electrical muscle stimulation, or any other type
of chiropractic treatment. Please contact the Dallas Wellness Center with your
chiropractic questions. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you feel
better with the right chiropractic therapy.