How Does Electrical Muscle Stimulation Work?

If you’re experiencing pain, swelling, and a long recovery time for an injury or chronic back and neck pain, Dr. Carmelo Caratozzolo at ACT Wellness Center in Woodbridge, VA can help.

 

How Does Electrical Muscle Stimulation Work?

 

Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) uses an electric current that causes muscles to contract. Forcibly stimulating the muscles through currents may help to reteach the muscles to contract, improving strength, physical functioning, and mobility, as well as reducing inflammation, and increasing blood flow.

 

During treatment, electrodes are hooked up to a machine and concentrated around injured or tender sections of the back or neck. Through these electrodes, currents of varying intensity (depending on the depth desired and sensitivity of the area) are pulsed into the muscles. The muscles are forced to contract, ideally in a way that is the least uncomfortable for the patient.

 

As a firm believer in enhancing the quality of the lives of his patients, Dr. Carmelo Caratozzolo at ACT Wellness Center in Woodbridge, VA can help you recover from your injuries and experience relief from chronic neck and back pain with EMS treatment.

 

What are the Benefits of Electrical Muscle Stimulation?

 

Aside from helping athletes become more physically capable, EMS is a treatment built to help muscles heal naturally and reduce pain. Anyone with an injury or struggling with chronic pain could benefit from EMS treatment. Some of the conditions treatable with EMS include:


-Spinal instability - a condition caused by age, tumors, or injuries that cause problems with muscle strength and balance.

-Tissue damage - tissue that is torn or otherwise damaged can become tender and inflamed.

-Neck, back, or sports injury - torn ligaments, sore muscles, and nerve issues can cause pain, numbness, tingling, and decreased mobility.

 

Those who are experiencing pain from an injury or chronic condition can heal faster, experience reduced swelling and pain, and can become stronger to support continued healing through Electrical Muscle Stimulation. To learn more about this safe and effective treatment, call (703) 491-9355 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Carmelo Caratozzolo at ACT Wellness Center in Woodbridge, VA.

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