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Micropoint Electrical Stimulation


Electrical Stimulation uses an electrical current that helps strengthen muscles, block pain signals, and improve blood circulation. If you have an injury or illness that causes pain or prevents you from easily moving around, your physical therapist may use electrical stimulation, or e-stim, as a part of your rehabilitation program.  Electrical Stimulation can decrease inflammation, Provide medication for inflammation, improve muscles that are weak or not functioning correctly, and help to decrease pain or muscle spasm. 

Interferntial Electrical Stimulation works by sending small amounts of electrical stimulation to damaged tissues in the body. The therapy is meant to boost the body’s natural process for responding to pain, increase blood flow, and the production of hormones that promote healing.

Interferential Electrical Stimulation delivers stimulation through two different frequencies, one of about 4000Hz and the other varies up to 400Hz. When the two currents cross, the difference in frequency creates interference, which is where the name for the therapy originates. The exact frequencies and resulting interferential frequency can be modulated by the physical therapists during the session.

The interferential current is able to travel deep into the muscle tissue or nerves for targeted treatment. This makes it an excellent option for low back pain, neck pain, muscle strains, spasms, sport injuries,  joint pain, and swelling. It can also help in chronic conditions like arthritis and following surgery. 

Interferential Electrical Stimulation is safe and painless. Most patients say it feels like a pins and needles sensation but is comfortable.  Treatment is usually lasts 10-15 minutes.  Pads, called electrodes, will be placed around the aea to be treated. 

TENS or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, known by its acronym TENS, uses electric current to activate nerves for pain relief. The TENS unit is a small device, often battery-operated, and can be used inthe clinic or at purchased for home use. It utilizes electrodes placed on the skin and which are connected to the unit via wires to address a targeted area.   Compared to many medications, the treatment has little side effect . TENS units are often highly adjustable, allowing the user to control pulse width, intensity, and frequency. Low frequencies current  with high intensity is used to produce muscle contractions. Higher frequencies of are used with low intensity to produce paresthesia without muscle contractions. 

Micropoint Electrical Stimulation is similar to TENS that facilitates healing, decreases pain, soreness, and discomfort by relaxing muscles by stimulating specific treatment points (trigger, motor, and acupuncture). It calms down the nervous system by releasing endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers.

Effective pain relief (60-85%) can occur within 2-4 treatments and can be use on a variety of conditions throughout the body. Micropoint Therapy is an all natural, drug free treatment to manage everyday aches and pains, sports injuries, and even chronic conditions.

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