How Electrical Muscle Stimulation Can Change Your Life

When you are experiencing discomfort due to an injury or other reason, you want to feel better as soon as possible, with as few risks as possible. You need a provider you trust who can provide you with access to the latest medical treatments that will relieve your symptoms and treat your condition.

At Back To Wellness in Bend, Oregon, Dr. Helmut Eichner is a skilled and compassionate chiropractor and regenerative medicine specialist. Dr. Eichner offers diagnostic testing and treatments for a variety of pain conditions in order to allow you to live a full and comfortable life. He has many years of experience treating patients with electrical muscle stimulation, and determines if it can help you.

What is electrical muscle stimulation?

Electrical muscle stimulation, also known as e-stim, is a high-tech way of stimulating your muscles and nerves. In this treatment, a machine sends mild electrical impulses into carefully targeted areas of your body. E-stim results in a variety of chemical and physiological responses in your body that can reduce pain, swelling, and discomfort.

Conditions e-stim can treat

Electrical muscle stimulation can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including:

Dr. Eichner meets with you to review your medical history and symptoms and determines if e-stim therapy is right for you. If you decide to proceed, he explains the procedure and takes the time to make sure you have answers to all your questions before starting the treatment.

How the treatment works

Electrical muscle stimulation uses mild electrical current to stimulate tissues in your body. A machine generates the impulses, which are delivered to your body through electrodes placed on your skin in the areas targeted for treatment. The pulses of electricity are similar to the ones that are generated by your neurons. 

Through focused treatment of specific areas of your body, tissues can be stimulated repeatedly to improve blood flow, strengthen muscles, reduce inflammation and swelling, and decrease pain. Together these effects can block pain, and also spur healing. 

Electrical muscle stimulation is used for a large number of conditions and injuries. Provided as a simple outpatient procedure completed in our office, it can reduce inflammation, pain, and swelling, and promote healing.

To set up an appointment at Back to Wellness, call our office and speak to our helpful staff, or use our online booking tool.

You Might Also Enjoy...

Everything You Need to Know About Trigger Points

Deep aching back pain, muscle weakness, and loss of mobility are symptoms of trigger points, which are tiny knots of contracted muscles that develop because of injury or overuse. Click here to learn more about these tiny sources of pain.

Remedy Your Sciatica and Prevent It From Returning

If you’ve been sidelined by sciatica and the burning pain it causes, there’s hope for you. Take a moment to learn more about sciatica, including how to alleviate the debilitating pain it causes and how to keep it from recurring.