E-Stim: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It May Help You

Electrical Stimulation Treatment

Experiencing muscle pain and soreness is common, but it can be debilitating. Muscle stiffness can prevent you from doing daily activities. However, there are ways to treat muscle pain without using pain medications. At Butler Family Chiropractic in Jacksonville, FL, we offer electrical muscle stimulation to alleviate your pain naturally. We also serve St. Augustine, Orange Park, and Jacksonville Beach, FL.

What Is Electrical Stimulation?

Electrical stimulation, or E-Stim, is a type of physical therapy that uses small electrodes to treat injured muscles and soft tissues and reduce pain. It is also known as neuromuscular electrical stimulation, or NMES.

How Does Electrical Stimulation Work?

The process of E-stim is simple. Our chiropractor will place small, sticky pads to the areas that need treatment. They are connected to a small device. Electric pulses are sent to the affected areas, which in turn stimulates muscle contractions. These pulses inhibit pain signals from reaching your brain. They also promote the production of endorphins, which is a chemical that naturally relieves pain. The E-Stim device is gentle and effective. It often causes muscles contractions that look like reflex muscle twitches.

The Benefits of Electrical Stimulation

NMES comes with many different benefits. Here are just a few.

E-Stim Reduces Muscle Pain

E-Stim therapy is an excellent way to reduce muscle pain after intense physical activity. It promotes muscle relaxation and reduces the lactic acid produced by your muscles after an intense workout. This makes it the best treatment for athletes or people who like doing extreme exercises, because they often suffer from acute or chronic muscle pain.

E-Stim Promotes Blood Flow

E-Stim therapy is known to stimulate blood flow in your muscle tissues. When your muscles repeatedly contract and relax due to the pulses produced during electrical stimulation, there is stimulation of oxygenated blood flow. This helps reduce inflammation and results in the repairing of injured muscles and also encourages muscle metabolism. E-stim promotes natural healing in the body.

E-Stim Keeps Your Muscles Healthy

Your muscles are prone to weakening if you suffer from conditions that limit movement and exercise. With electrical stimulation therapy, your muscles are engaged. E-stim also stops muscle spasms and alleviates tension from muscle knots. This therapy makes sure your muscles are loose and working.

Schedule an Appointment for Muscle Pain Relief

If you are experiencing muscle soreness or tension, our chiropractor can help. At Butler Family Chiropractic, we provide NMES and a variety of other techniques to alleviate muscle pain and help your body heal. We serve Orange Park, Jacksonville Beach, St. Augustine, and Jacksonville, FL. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call us today.

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