In-home E-Stim & Ultrasound Electro Therapy at the same time!
When applied to tissue, electric currents create thermal, physiologic, and chemical responses. The currents also alter/interupt pain cycle. Interferential stimulation is the most commonly used form of electrical stimulation used in the chiropractic setting. Two channels of electrical stimulation create a third current that penetrates the affected tissues with little resistance. This stimulation helps control pain and muscle contractions. Interferential stimulation also reduces edema, swelling caused by fluid in the body’s tissues.
What are the benefits of ultrasound therapy?
In addition to electrical stimulation, ultrasound therapy is also used for therapeutic effects. Ultrasound uses acoustic energy at a high frequency. A continuous wave produces thermal effects.
Thermal effects include:
- Increased blood flow
- Reduction of stiffness and spasm
- Increase in flexibility of tendon and joint capsules
- Decreased pain
After treatment, a massage of the effected area can help reduce pain and get you moving in the right direction toward recovery.