What is electrotherapy?
Electrotherapy is a form of treatment that uses electrical impulses to repair damaged tissue, stimulate muscles, increase sensation, and strengthen muscle. It reduces pain, increases strength, improves range of motion, and has a variety of practical applications for treatment.
What does electrotherapy involve?
There are several different forms of electrotherapy that include interferential therapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), and muscle stimulation. Interferential therapy and TENS reduce pain by manipulating the nerve. This reduces the sensation of pain and produces a slight tingling feeling. Stimulating the muscles reduces fatigue and can help rebuild muscle strength and performance. If the TENS unit is recommended for you, the chiropractic team at RxWellness Spine & Health will train you on how to properly utilize it.
When you book your initial consultation, the doctor will compile a complete list of your symptoms and then recommend the best course of treatment that they believe will give you the most results in the shortest possible time frame. For some patients, the treatment sessions may include electrotherapy, and for others, it might not.
Effects and Benefits of Electrotherapy
There are numerous benefits to electrotherapy that all result in a more efficient healing process. Some of the benefits of electrotherapy include:
- Reduction in pain
- Increased strength
- Increased range of movement
- Increased speed and strength of muscle contractions
- Increased rate of absorption
Which conditions or injuries will Electrotherapy benefit?
Generally, injuries that cause swelling will respond very well to electrotherapy. If you have sustained any of the following injuries, the doctor may recommend electrotherapy for you:
- Sprained ankles
- Overuse injuries such as tennis and golfer’s elbow
- Injuries as a result of auto accidents
- Extreme muscle tension
If you have been searching for a “chiropractor near me”, then contact RxWellness Spine & Health for a full consultation. When you schedule your first visit with our doctors, they will help you find out if electrotherapy treatment is right for you. You can give us a call at (703) 904-9666 or book an appointment online. We have offices located in northern Virginia and Maryland and are easily accessible throughout the DMV area.
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