Neuromuscular Stimulation is the application of electrical stimulation to treat neurogenic pain (caused by nerves), myofascial pain (muscular), and inflammatory conditions.
What is a Neuromuscular Stimulation treatment like?
Once your therapist has determined that this form of treatment may be beneficial for your specific condition, small electrodes are place on the skin typically on or around the area requiring treatment. As the stimulation unit is turned on, you will feel a tingling sensation under the electrodes. The level of intensity is increased to achieve the desired result which can sometimes cause the muscle tissue underneath twitch and contract which is not uncommon.
This portion of your therapy session typically lasts 10 to 15 minutes and can be accompanied by heat or cold therapies depending on the desired result and condition being treated.
What conditions may respond well to Neuromuscular Stimulation?
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Arthritis-related Pain
- Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerves)
- Sprains and Strains