Select Spine & Sports Medicine

Electrical Muscle Stimulation (Estim) in Friendswood, TX

Maybe you have muscle pain, spasms or even inflammation. If you do, electrical muscle stimulation could be the answer. Select Spine & Sports Medicine provides electrical muscle stimulation (Estim) as a treatment for patients in Friendswood, Texas. 

Electrical muscle stimulation provides relief through small, electrical impulses. After you have this treatment, you will feel noticeably relaxed. Soreness and irritation will be reduced. This is a great option for:

  • Back pain
  • Pain after surgery
  • Muscle weakness
  • Poor motor control
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis

This is a passive form of treatment, which means that the patient is not actively involved. Estim is a common component of physical medicine. You may receive this treatment in conjunction with other treatments, or on its own. If you are suffering from chronic pain, in physical recovery or have a condition that impacts your joints or tendons, this form of therapy can be an effective solution.

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Benefits of Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Electrical muscle stimulation is also known as EMS, estim, electromyostimulation and neuromuscular electrical stimulation. When you look for “electrical muscle stimulation” near me, you are looking for any of these treatments. While they are varied, the basic procedure is the same. 

Small pads are attached to the muscles being treated. These are connected to a device that sends small, electric pulses. The muscles are stimulated by these pulses. The intensity is controlled by a qualified care provider. You will only receive treatment at the right level and duration for your condition and body.

Estim is a treatment with many benefits. These include:

  • Reduce swelling and inflammation
  • Accelerate healing
  • Increase circulation
  • Reduce pain
  • Restores muscular function and strength
  • Prevents muscle atrophy
  • Reduces muscle spasms

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Electrical Muscle Stimulation in Friendswood, TX
Electrical Muscle Stimulation in Friendswood, TX

How Does Estim Work?

There are a few different approaches to electrical stimulation. These approaches may be utilized during your course of treatment, at the discretion of one of our qualified doctors. The approaches at our practice all utilize a similar machine. The treatment varies in terms of:

  • Duration of pulses
  • Pattern of pulses
  • Placement of pads
  • Muscle contractions and releases
  • Intensity of electrical stimulation

You will always be completely safe and should not be in pain during this therapy. It is likely that you will immediately feel relief, which will continue as you keep attending treatment sessions.

Ready to get started? Book an appointment online and meet with one of our doctors to start your treatment.

What to Expect on Your First Visit

Electrical muscle stimulation is not an intense therapy. Patients are passive, for the most part, and should have no reason to feel anxious or concerned. The machines are the best quality and will always work perfectly at the supervision of our doctors.

If it’s your first time having treatment like this, here is what to expect when you visit Select Spine & Sports Medicine in Friendswood, Texas:

  1. Book an appointment with our easy online form (or by calling us!)
  2. Come to our office at: 1100B S Friendswood Dr, Friendswood 77546
  3. Wear comfortable clothes and easy-to-remove shoes
  4. Complete paperwork
  5. Meet with Dr. Joe Denke or Dr. Joe Fuhrman
  6. Have a physical assessment to ensure that you are a good candidate for this treatment
  7. Work on a treatment plan and set up your appointments

What is Electrical Muscle Stimulation Treatment Like?

For estim treatment, your provider will attach small pads to your skin. You may sit or lie comfortably. When the stimulation begins, you may feel a slight tingling, which will intensify but not become painful. Your body will begin to relax.

You may receive this treatment in conjunction with others in our office. We also offer:

Book Electrical Muscle Stimulation in Friendswood, Texas

Do you want to schedule an Estim treatment? Select Spine & Sports Medicine in Friendswood TX is a trustworthy place to begin healing. We will support you every step of the way.

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