Electric muscle stimulation is a method of chiropractic care in which electric currents are sent through muscles in order to make them contract. This contraction helps relieve pain in the back or legs, reduce swelling, and promote muscle toning.

Some of the benefits of electric muscle stimulation are outlined below:

Promotes Recovery 
By encouraging blood flow to the injured area, electric muscle stimulation can speed up the healing process. Electric muscle stimulation can contract muscles for you, hastening recovery. This allows the weaker muscles to build basic muscle tone and strength necessary for further physical therapy.

It also strengthens the associative link between your brain and muscle movement. This allows for patients to more quickly move to more difficult exercises and allow them to return to their original strength faster.

Prevents Muscle Atrophy
Muscle atrophy is the decrease of muscle mass that can occur after injury or as a result of any number of medical conditions.. Electrical muscle stimulation can slow muscle atrophy by stimulating and contracting weakened muscles through low levels of electrical currents originating from the device. This keeps the muscles active, even when the person can’t activate them on their own.


Encourages Relaxation
Electric muscle stimulation can be very relaxing and have the same benefits of massage therapy. Massage therapy is known to release tension in the muscles as well as encourage blood flow. By contracting the muscles, electric muscle stimulation can achieve the same effects. It encourages the production of endorphins and improves mood, just like massage therapy. The contracted muscles also encourage blood flow which relieves sore and aching muscles.

Electric muscle stimulation has benefits that range from healing injuries to promoting relaxation. These are total body advantages that positively impact the entire body. By using electric currents to contract muscles, electric muscle therapy is a beneficial form of chiropractic care.

If you are interested in electric muscle stimulation, please call Augustine Chiropractic Wesley Chapel at 813-994-6008.

Dr. Brian Augustine of Augustine Chiropractic in Wesley Chapel, FL, has over 31 years of experience treating patients for their neck pain and other ailments through personalized chiropractic care treatments. The locally owned and operated chiropractic clinic offers both in-office treatments and at-home therapy regimens to help people recover and heal from auto injuries and other conditions. The staff is dedicated to providing alternative and therapeutic solutions for better overall health. Give them a call today at (813) 994-6008 to schedule an appointment or visit their website to learn more about their services!