Electrical stimulation also known as e-stim or Tens, is a therapy used to help decrease pain. This type of therapy is commonly used in many medical, rehab, and chiropractic offices. It is used for a variety of conditions including, low back pain, arthritic pain, muscle aches and pains, neck pain, and nerve pain such as a pinch nerve.
Electrical stimulation has been researched and found to be safe and effective in the treatment for pain. It works by first blocking the pain sensation and secondly by stimulating the body’s own natural pain relievers called endorphins. The therapy can be adjusted to allow mild to moderate muscle contractions. Muscle contraction will increase blood flow to an area which aids in the healing and recovery from pain.
Your chiropractor will determine if this therapy is appropriate for your condition.