E-Stim is a modality used at North Bay Spine and Rehab to help patients with chronic pain and/or acute, post-traumatic pain, relaxation of muscle spasm, slowing the muscle atrophy process, muscle re-education and maintaining or increasing range of motion.
E-Stim works to mimic the action of signals produced by the nervous system using electrical pulses to targeted nerves or muscles causing them to contract. This contraction helps in the healing process by:
- Increasing blood circulation to the injured tissue area aiding in the repair
- Strengthen unused or weak muscles
- Improving muscle strength by flexing and working the weakened muscles
- Adapts or trains the muscles for different response patterns