If you’ve been injured or live in chronic pain, electrical stimulation therapy with Dr. Richard Prough at Prough Chiropractic in McMurray, PA can help you achieve the natural relief you need.
Electrical Stimulation Therapy in Chiropractic Care
The human body has an amazing ability to heal itself. Unfortunately, sometimes the healing process takes longer than we want. Other times, something prevents the healing process from taking place at all.
When either of these situations occurs, we find ourselves living with pain and discomfort that we just want gone. Fortunately, methods such as electrical stimulation therapy can help. Learn more in this quick guide provided by Dr. Prough and our team at Prough Chiropractic in McMurray, PA.
What Is Electrical Stimulation Therapy?
Electrical stimulation therapy is – in short – a method through which electrical pulses are sent through the skin to targeted soft tissues. Don’t let this alarm you – they are not strong electrical currents. In order for cells to function as they are intended and heal injuries, they rely on natural currents sent through among one another.
However, injuries or other conditions can prevent these currents from passing properly. Electrical stimulation therapy basically replaces these currents to kickstart the body’s healing processes. The currents cause contractions, pulling blood flow to the target site and promoting the release of endorphins in the body.
What Conditions Can It Treat?
Electrical stimulation therapy comes in various forms, allowing it to treat many conditions. It’s typically used for muscle and joint issues, including back pain, neck pain, leg pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, soft tissue injuries, muscle spasms, inflammation, stiffness, limited range of motion, and more.
Athletes also find it useful in recovering from workouts. By targeting muscles, it allows them to relax and recover more quickly.
As electrical stimulation therapy can address so many different conditions and symptoms, how exactly it’s done can vary. Where exactly the electrodes are placed and the level of current sent to the target site depends on the individual patient’s needs.
Is It a Standalone Treatment?
Electrical stimulation therapy can provide many benefits on its own. However, results are enhanced when it is combined with other chiropractic methods. For example, adjustments and therapeutic exercises are often used in conjunction with electrical stimulation to achieve the most optimal results. A personalized treatment plan will be developed according to your needs.
Wondering if electrical stimulation therapy is right for you? Call (724) 731-0210 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Prough at Prough Chiropractic in McMurray, PA.