Discover Effective Pain Relief and Recovery at Airdrie, AB in Airdrie, AB!

Many individuals may feel apprehensive when hearing about electrical stimulation, but rest assured, it is a safe and evidence-based treatment method that can effectively provide pain relief and aid in recovery for various conditions.

In a standard electrical stimulation procedure, self-adhesive electrodes are placed around the specific area requiring treatment on the body. These electrodes are connected to the device through wire leads, allowing controlled electrical currents to interact with sensory and/or motor nerves.

If you are currently experiencing a painful condition and seeking relief, electrical stimulation may be a suitable solution. Contact Airdrie, AB in Airdrie, AB today to discover more about this treatment option.


How Does Electrical Stimulation Work?

Electrical stimulation encompasses several modes that stimulate nerves in different ways. The selection of the appropriate mode depends on the nature and severity of your condition. These modes include transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), interferential, pre-modulated, Russian, and symmetrical or asymmetrical bi-phasic.

Electrical stimulation offers a range of benefits, including:

  • Reduction, elimination, and/or control of pain (both acute and chronic)
  • Improved local circulation
  • Decreased swelling
  • Enhanced range of motion
  • Reduced muscle spasm
  • Biofeedback for improved body awareness
  • Improved motor coordination
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Prevention or reversal of muscle atrophy (especially after prolonged immobilization, such as a limb being cast for fracture healing)

One of the primary applications of electrical stimulation is pain management. This modality triggers a natural analgesic effect by stimulating specific sensory nerve fibers (A-beta, A-delta, and C fibers), which reduces the sensation of pain and releases neurotransmitters that prolong the pain-relieving effects.

It is important to note that electrical stimulation is safe for use on all areas of the body, including the anterior neck, eyes, and areas with damaged skin or reduced sensation. However, certain individuals, such as those with deep vein thrombosis, pregnancy, pacemakers, or impaired cognition, may not be suitable candidates for electrical stimulation.

Common conditions that can be treated with electrical stimulation include:

  • Acute sports-related or auto accident-related injuries
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Neurological conditions, such as stroke

Is Electrical Stimulation Painful?

In short, no. In fact, the intensity of the electrical muscle stimulation or sensory nerve stimulation can be easily adjusted to each patient’s tolerance level. Some individuals may experience a mild sensation, such as tingling, prickling, or pins and needles. When used for muscle strengthening, electrical stimulation might occasionally lead to slight discomfort, but it should never cause pain.

Begin Your Electrical Stimulation Journey at Airdrie, AB Today

At our chiropractic clinic in Airdrie, AB, your comfort, safety, and dignity are our top priorities. During your initial appointment, you will undergo a physical examination and provide information about your current condition and medical history. Based on this assessment, our licensed chiropractors will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

If our chiropractors determine that electrical stimulation would benefit you, they will thoroughly explain the procedure and incorporate it into your treatment plan. During an electrical stimulation session, you will be guided to sit or lie in a comfortable position, and the target treatment area on your skin will be cleansed and prepared. Our chiropractors will carefully guide you through each step of the treatment.

If you are interested in learning more about electrical stimulation or believe it could be beneficial for you, don’t hesitate to contact Airdrie, AB today to schedule a consultation. Let us set you on the path toward pain relief and recovery!

Your Next Steps…

  1. Request An Appointment

  2. Receive A Custom Treatment Plan

  3. Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery

  4. Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!