Electrical Muscle Stimulation is a great aid in the healing process. The purpose of electrical muscle stimulation is to reduce swelling, release trigger points, reduce muscle spasm and cause the body to release endorphins, natural pain killing substances. This is accomplished by sending a very small current through the injured or affected soft tissue, and muscles that are in spasm.
This therapy is great for muscle spasms in the back or neck. It quickly allows the muscle to relax and return to its normal condition. Also, short sessions are a great way to aid the healing process in both acute and chronic pain.