About Electrical Stimulation
One chiropractic procedure that our professional team use to stimulate the nerves and muscles is known as electrical stimulation.
No matter the type of STIM used, this procedure works to distract nerve impulses effectively.
It can be used for a variety of illnesses, conditions and injuries.
At Meridian Integrative Wellness, we believe in using a variety of treatment methods that work together to bring increased range of motion, function and reduced pain, discomfort and stiffness.
Known as e-stim therapy, this chiropractic treatment has been proven to:
- Improve muscle control
- Increase muscle tone and strength
- Improve circulation
- Repair tissues
- Manage pain
- Target conditions such as excessive sweating
Types Of Electrical Stimulation We Offer
We also use interferential current and other electrical stimulation frequencies which uses a different waveform.
With each type, electrodes are attached to the patient’s skin. When the e-stim is used, it causes specific muscles that are being targeted to contract.
When this is performed, a mild electrical current is applied giving the patient a tingling sensation, which is soothing too.
The fast muscle contractions experienced by patients help fatigued muscles to relax and has been proven to especially help those with muscle spasms.
E-stim therapy also releases endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain killers.
Interferential Current (or IFC), is used most often to address post-surgical, post-trauma (think car accidents or work injuries) or chronic pain in patients.
The benefits of using this type of e-stim therapy is that it is non-invasive and has minimal side effects.
It works at a higher frequency meaning that the energy used crosses the skin easier and with less stimulation.
This is especially helpful for those with pain sites that are deep within the body.
What Conditions Is E-Stim Great For
- Electrical stimulation is used for a variety of injuries:
- Herniated discs,
- Chronic back pain,
- Tension headaches,
- Neck pain,
- Pain in the extremities,
Interferential Current or IFC is great for patients with:
- Chronic back pain,
- Deep tissue injuries
- Post-surgery healing
Learn What Electrical Stimulation Can Do For You
To schedule a free consultation to discuss what e-stim can do for you, contact our professional chiropractic team at one of our offices.
Call 904-379-9412 today to learn more!
We offer hours until 7 p.m. each weekday and even have Saturday hours too for your convenience.