EMS can help treat musculoskeletal injuries or ailments.
EMS is a common and effective way to:
Dr. Barnes utilizes EMS on those with any of the above-mentioned issues to help restore function, mobility and balance, and reduce pain.
Electric stimulation works by attaching stick-on pieces of equipment to the skin and using the control unit to transmit currents to targeted muscle groups. The control unit is where the timer, sensory knobs and other devices are located to produce the electric current. Two lead wires and two to four neurostimulation electrodes are the tools that are attached to the skin to transmit the current. The machine may cause a number of unique sensations when turned on and applied to a specific muscle group.
Some patients report feeling pins and needles, muscle twitching and/or a dull tingling. These sensations usually only last during the treatment, but there are times patients will feel them up to 30 minutes after the therapy session.
There are many benefits to this kind of therapy. To start, it can help reduce edema (swelling) and expedite the healing process of injured or damaged tissue. Electric muscle stimulation can also help reduce chronic pain. Other benefits include:
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Practicing since 2006, Dr. Barnes is a leader in the treatment of injured discs using spinal decompression, laser therapy, and physical rehabilitation.