Electrical Stimulation

Electrical Stimulation

Electrical Stimulation services offered in Columbia, MD

Electrical stimulation is a noninvasive solution to treating chronic musculoskeletal pain. At Dabbs Rehab Center of MD, the providers offer electrical stimulation as part of their physical therapy services to enhance your recovery from an injury, illness, or surgery. Electrical impulses of energy support your body’s natural healing processes, so you can recover faster and with less discomfort. Call the Columbia, Maryland, office to learn more about the benefits of electrical stimulation, or book an appointment online today.

Electrical Stimulation Q & A

What is electrical stimulation?

Electrical stimulation is a treatment that uses electrical currents of energy to disrupt pain signals, boost blood circulation, and strengthen muscles.

Dabbs Rehab Center of MD offers electrical stimulation as part of their physical therapy services. They can use this noninvasive treatment to address pain and other symptoms of an injury or illness, so your body can function at optimal levels.

When should I consider electrical stimulation?

You might be a candidate for electrical stimulation if you have limited mobility or poor function in your body because of an illness or injury.

The Dabbs Rehab Center of MD providers can use electrical stimulation as part of your treatment for:

  • Bursitis

  • Tendonitis

  • Sports injuries

  • Lower back pain

  • Poor motor control

  • Post-surgical pain and recovery

The providers carefully review your medical history, existing health, and symptoms to determine if electrical stimulation is the best treatment option. They can use electrical stimulation in combination with other treatments, including chiropractic adjustments, dry needling, and physical therapy.

What can I expect during treatment with electrical stimulation?

During your electrical stimulation therapy session, the Dabbs Rehab Center of MD places electrodes over painful areas of your body. The electrodes connect to a generator by wires and deliver currents of energy into your skin.

The electrical pulses stimulate your body’s natural healing processes to ease inflammation in the treatment area. The energy can also interfere with pain signals that travel to your brain to relieve persistent pain.

You may feel a tingling sensation as the energy cycles on, but treatment is otherwise comfortable. If you’re treating muscle weakness or dysfunction, your provider may have you contract your muscles at certain times throughout your session.

Depending on the cause and severity of your pain, you may need more than one electrical stimulation treatment. Your provider can discuss how many sessions may be necessary to optimize your results. They may also recommend chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, and lifestyle and diet changes to keep you pain-free in the long term.

Call Dabbs Rehab Center of MD to find out if electrical stimulation is right for you, or book an appointment online today.