Many people are experiencing chronic pain. At present, there are various options on how you would like to manage and treat your pain. Some opt to control pain with over-the-counter pills while others attempt proper diet and wellness exercises in order to develop the strength of their bodies.
There are some natural ways to control this pain and chiropractic care is one of them. Chiropractors use many different types of therapies such as magnetic field therapy, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, and many more. In the case of neuromuscular electrical stimulation therapy, it involves using a device to stimulate the motor neurons that travel through your muscle.
By doing this, we can cause the muscle fibers to contract. It is often used to “re-train” or “re-educate” a muscle to function and to build strength after surgery or a period of disuse. This can help us during your treatment for many things including pain relief, strengthening, preventing disuse atrophy/weakness, and more.
Also, this therapy is useful for children who need to gain strength. It also includes children with foot drops while walking or difficulty grasping. This may include conditions such as stroke, cerebral palsy, brain injury, traumatic brain injury, or incomplete spinal cord injury.
If your chiropractor feels you may benefit from the use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation, then they will discuss this with you.