Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS)
Treatment for Auto Accident Injuries
Learn more about Electrical Muscle Stimulation treatment for car accident injuries.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation for Car Accident Injuries
Electrical muscle stimulation for car accident injuries utilizes low-level electrical impulses, which are transferred into the tissue (in the vicinity of the injury) through electrodes attached to the body.
- Decreases pain by stimulating the release of endorphins -- the body's natural pain killers.
- Muscles are re-educated by encouraging the muscles to return to their natural resting length.
- Reduces swelling.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation Frequently Asked Questions
Electrical muscle stimulators are innovative machines that give your muscles a small “workout” in a safe and controlled environment. At Chambers Medical Group, we use electrical muscle stimulation for pain relief, strength and conditioning of injured and supporting muscle groups, as well as for improving circulation after an auto accdient.
Much like with normal exercise, an EMS machine uses electrical impulses, which causes muscles to contract and then relax. Your body responds to this stimulation by sending extra oxygen and blood to the area being exercised. This increase in circulation is the same natural treatment process used by your body after an injury.
EMS machines are very safe and are operated by trained medical professionals at Chambers Medical Group.
ELECTRICAL MUSCLE STIMULATION
EMS has received an increasing amount of attention in the last few years for many reasons: it can be utilized as a strength training tool for healthy subjects and athletes; it could be used as a rehabilitation and preventive tool for people who are partially or totally immobilized; it could be utilized as a testing tool for evaluating the neural and/or muscular function in vivo; it could be used as a post-exercise recovery tool for athletes.
IMPORTANCE OF HYDRATION AND HEALING