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Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Electrical Muscle Stimulation therapy

We want to help you get back to doing all the things you love to do, whether that’s working without pain, spending quality time with the family, or taking up a new sport—so at Love Chiropractic Center, we offer an inclusive approach to care that addresses the soft tissues of the body, as well as the joints of the spine and extremities.

Whether you’re coming to our Concord, Harrisburg or Salisbury location, your chiropractor will conduct a thorough examination and design a care plan to help you achieve your specific health goals. In addition to gentle, effective chiropractic adjustments, your customized care may include electrical muscle stimulation.


What It Does

Electrical muscle stimulation (often referred to as muscle stim or e-stim) directs safe levels of electrical current through the skin into the muscles below. These currents stimulate the muscles and interrupt the spasm cycle, as well as turning off the pain fibers at the site and reducing inflammation. The intensity of the current is set by you, so you never have to worry if it’ll be painful or more than you can tolerate.

Who It’s For

We recommend e-stim for all new patients who are in pain. It can also be a suggested therapy for people with muscle spasms or soreness, or for anyone who has been injured in an auto, workers’ comp or PI accident. It’s usually used for acute situations or traumas.

Most patients report some pain relief almost immediately.

What to Expect

We respect your time, so we combine your therapies with your chiropractic adjustments—meaning you don’t have to come in for a separate appointment. You’ll be taken to a private room, and we’ll place 2-4 electrodes on your skin over the affected area, usually with moist heat over it. We’ll turn on the machine and set the current to your comfort level, and then leave you alone to relax for 12-15 minutes with soothing music, low lights and warmth.

Your entire visit will be about 30 minutes. This therapy is typically covered by insurance.

Schedule Today

We look forward to welcoming you into the practice! Contact us today to book your first appointment.

Electrical Muscle Stimulation Concord, Harrisburg, Salisbury NC | Love Chiropractic Center