Benefits of Muscle Stimulation

muscle-stimulationChiropractors often use different techniques when working with bone and muscle, alleviating whatever discomforts the patient may be experiencing. Similar to how a defibrillator attempts to shock the heart back into the correct rhythmic patterns, the same goes with the nervous system. The muscles in the system have a certain pattern that promotes optimal performance and whenever those nerves in the muscles are numbed or left idle, they must be re-entered into the pattern within a timely fashion or risk being permanently lost. In order to get the muscles back in line with the nervous system, the same processes that already govern it have to be duplicated. One way this can be accomplished is through what’s called muscle stimulation.

Different size portions of pulses are sent to the nerve endings. These pulses target a number of possible patient ailments which include; reducing muscle spasms, regaining strength, lessening of pain and healing promotion. The stimulation process entails the pulses being entered in. This, in turn, allows the nerves in the muscles to contract and therefore settle back down into a more normal pattern. People who are immobile can still benefit from stimulation to a certain extent by having their muscle nerves toned without having to physically exercise their muscles themselves. The benefits of having electric stimulation administered by a licensed professional, like a chiropractor, are that the sessions are done in a controlled setting where abnormal changes can easily be troubleshot and corrected.

Particular treatments usually last between 10 to 20 minutes, which allows amble time for the body to get used to the electrolysis. As earlier stated, different ranges of voltage pulses are administered to the core of different problems. For example, while low voltage is an effective component for lessening involuntarymuscle spasms and pain, a micro current would aid in healing promotion as well as serve as a metabolism reset button.

Depending on the ailment in certain cases, stimulation has been known to help people who suffer from extreme insomnia. Athletes have witnessed the power of muscle stimulation for years, as they have used it to regain flexibility and overall range of motion in their joints. The most direct method that chiropractors, and those in sports medicine, use is to apply the electrolysis directly to the joint for best results.

Soft pads that are connected to the end of wires come out of the machine emitting pulses. Stimulation has been used on painful muscle conditions, such as arthritis, and shown major results. It has been proven to be the key to opening locked muscles and promoting endorphins, which happen to be the body’s natural produced substance for pain relief. This relatively safe process aids in relieving pain for conditions such as carpal tunnel, muscle damage through injuries, sciatica pain and unused muscles. The process used in connection with deep massage tends to produce optimal results. Stimulation is warranted when the effects of pain medication subside because of built up tolerances. It addresses the source of the problem by promoting healthy blood circulation. Contact Premier Health Chiropractors to see if muscle stimulation is right for you.