Electricity has been used in medical devices ever since it was harnessed more than 100 years ago. At first, many of these devices sold in catalogs were completely bogus, with no scientific backing or understanding about if they actually worked or not.
The electronic stimulation machines in use at your chiropractic office are exponentially more advanced — and tested — than anything from the early age of electricity. These devices have a great deal of advocates who swear by their ability to reduce pain, and we’d love to talk to you about them.
Electrical Stimulation As Part of Chiropractic
Electrical stimulation is a common therapy to use for pain relief. Sticky pads are placed on the skin, and the attached wires connect to a medical device that sends pulses of electricity through the skin and deeper into the muscles. Many of our patients experience pain relief thanks to electrical stimulation machines used here in our chiropractic office. Electrical stimulation is seldom the only treatment you’ll receive at a chiropractic appointment, but it can be an excellent addition to it.
Worried about the electricity? Don’t be. The current moving through this equipment is very low, and you’ll probably be surprised at just how much stimulation your muscles will experience even on low settings.
Is there anyone who shouldn’t use electrical stimulation? Let us know if you have a pacemaker, as we certainly don’t want to have the electrical impulses cause any sort of problems with the workings of that medical equipment. We also advise pregnant women to avoid this electrical procedure, so we encourage them to have traditional pregnancy adjustments or massage therapy.
Feel What Electrical Stimulation Can Do For You
So many people simply love working with the electrical stimulation machine to reduce their pain, and we advise you to give it a try if your chiropractor suggests it.