A special form of electrical current that is administered at the site of soft tissue injury, especially muscles, for the blocking of pain.
How does Electro-Muscle Stimulation work?
Bridwell Wellness Center uses small amounts of electrical current which are induced into the tissues for the purpose of reducing swelling. This widely used technique safely strengthens muscles and helps reduce painful symptoms.
What does Electro-Muscle Stimulation feel like?
Patients generally feel a slight tingling sensation at first. Since your body may become accustomed to the initial setting, the intensity may be raised during the course of your 1-20 minute treatment, for maximum healing effect.
Why is Electro-Muscle Stimulation used?
Electro-Muscle Stimulation has been used as an effective form of pain relief. It is recommended in cases in which pain is accompanied by swelling and inflammation.
• Reduces pain sensation
• Helps decrease swelling
• Promotes general muscle tone
• Speeds the healing process
• Many painful symptoms can be relieved
Ask the Staff at Bridwell Wellness Center about a TENS Unit to use between visits to the doctor.