When dealing with
acute, subacute and chronic pain, electrical stimulation is not
the first solution that comes to mind for many sufferers.
Instead, it is very common for people to ignore reoccurring
back, neck, and joint discomfort for years and temporarily
alleviate symptoms with analgesic medications without seeing a
Studies of analgesic medications reveal that these drugs do
lessen the pain but they do not treat the source of the problem.
Over time as the body develops a tolerance to painkillers,
higher doses are required for relief. This means more physical
dependence on medication, more side effects, and more toxins
that the body has to combat as it tries to heal itself.
What is EMS and What Can it Do?
Electric muscle stimulation mimics the body's nervous system by
sending safe, low frequency electrical pulses to the affected
area, causing the muscle to contract and increasing temperature
and blood circulation. The same natural process of the body to
repair injuries works with EMS to relieve other common nervous
system disorders, including constant headaches, numbness of
limbs, and back pain.
By utilizing and encouraging the body's natural healing
mechanisms, EMS and similar therapies can drastically reduce the
dependence on medications and unnecessary surgeries and resolve
the symptoms of underlying causes much quicker.
Which Conditions Does This Sort of Therapy Treat?
Reputable research shows EMS is used to help treat and even
prevent a surprising number of medical issues. These can
include, but are not limited to:
dermal tissue repair
increase in the
range of motion in joints caused by such problems as
arthritis and injury
associated with long periods of sitting, standing, or
lifting heavy objects
What Does Electric
Stimulation Feel Like?
A gentle tingling that develops into a massage-like sensation as
the frequency is increased. The therapy normally lasts anywhere
from ten to 15 minutes, often with the use of hot or cold
compresses depending on the type of pain. Patients should always
feel relaxed and comfortable. EMS is intended to help, not hurt.