Electro-muscle stimulation is a special form of electrical current that is administered at the site of soft tissue injury, especially muscles, for the blocking of pain. Small amounts of electrical current are induced into the tissues for the purpose of reducing swelling. This widely used technique safely strengthens muscles and helps reducing painful symptoms.
During therapy at Sharratt Chiropractic, patients generally feel a slight tingling sensation at first. Because your body may become accustomed to the initial setting, the intensity may be raised during the course of your 10-20 minute treatment, for maximum healing effect. Electo-muscle stimulation has been used as an effective form of pain relief. Dr. Jack Sharratt recommends it in cases which pain is accompanied by swelling and inflammation. It may be used along with chiropractic care and/or massage therapy.