In some cases your chiropractor may prescribe you an electric muscle stimulator or EMS device as a form of chiropractic therapy. The electrical pulses simulates the action of your central nervous system causing your muscles to contract. An electric muscle stimulator is manually controlled through a small device and electronic pulses are delivered through electrodes placed close to injured or damaged muscles.
What is an Electric Muscle Stimulator?
The electric stimulation is meant to strengthen and relax muscles and to manage pain. The FDA has approved and regulates the use of it for physical therapy and rehabilitation purposes.
With it, an electrical current passed through your muscle. As with any electronic device the risk of shocks, burns, skin irritation is possible. That is why it is important to as directed by your chiropractor.
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