Can A Chiropractor Provide Drug-Free Pain Management?
When you are looking for drug-free options for pain management, you might get discouraged. It would seem everywhere you turn doctors want to offer more and more pain medications. Luckily, at Vaughn Chiropractic, serving Waterford MI, we offer truly drug-free options for pain management. Keep reading to learn about one of our most popular treatment options.
Electrical stimulation, or E-Stim, as it is sometimes referred to, has proven to be a great pain management option for patients looking to avoid pain medications. Electrical stimulation therapy comes in two main forms. There is T.E.N.S treatment and Electronic Muscular Stimulation.
T.E.N.S is short of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. This treatment option uses low-voltage electrical stimulation on the affected muscles. This treatment provides relief and, in some cases, healing for damaged muscles. This treatment helps jump start your body’s own healing response so that you can enjoy drug-free pain relief.
The other form of E-Stim therapy is EMS. This stands for Electronic Muscular Stimulation. During this treatment option, your chiropractor will use electronic currents which can actually reteach the muscles how to begin using the correct firing patterns again. This is very helpful for individuals who suffer from chronic muscle spasms.
Who Should Use E-Stim Therapies?
E-Stim therapies are appropriate for many different types of patients. Dr. Ronda Marshall, as well as Dr. Jacqueline Vaughn, can discuss your treatment options during your appointment. Athletes in training as well as individuals suffering from chronic pain find this treatment quite beneficial. Adolescents who are experiencing growing pains also find that this type of treatment brings great relief.
Dr. Ronda Marshall or Dr. Jacqueline Vaughn will evaluate your particular needs and current health to determine which treatment options will be best for you. As with all our patients, your health as a whole is the goal of chiropractic treatment. Although managing pain is important, it is equally important that you work with your chiropractor to establish a good baseline of health all round.
Electronic Stimulation Benefits
Patients have seen a dramatic reduction in pain by using this treatment for the following conditions:
- Knee pain
- Elbow pain
- Lower back pain
- Pain in the shoulder
- Muscle spasms
- Injury recovery
How Long Does the Relief Last?
This is an important question for people dealing with chronic pain issues. Many patients report that their pain relief following an E-Stim procedure will last anywhere from several hours to several days. Most patients use this therapy along with other forms of pain relief as well to maximize the effect.