Microcurrent therapy is a type of electro-muscle stimulation commonly used at Sharratt Chiropractic. It uses extremely small amounts of electrical currents (millionths of an amp) to help relieve pain and heal soft tissues of the body. Injury to the body disrupts its normal electrical activity. Microcurrent produces electrical signals like those naturally occurring when the body is repairing damaged tissues.
By applying similar electrical currents, the healing process is enhanced. The electrical current used in microcurrent therapy is so small that it is rarely felt. This therapy is often recommended in cases involving soft tissue inflammation or muscle spasm. Since microcurrent therapy mimics the body's electrical fields it is helpful in relieving pain and stimulating the healing of soft tissues.