Electrotherapy is used to relax muscle spasms and is often used to reduce lower back pain. When we utilize electrotherapy at Total Health and Injury Specialist in Decatur, we apply electrodes over the affected area. A current is then transmitted through the electrodes, stimulated tiny contractions, relieving pain. If this sounds intimidating to you, don’t worry! Electrical muscle stimulation simply mimics the way your neurons signal muscles to contract. For example, flexing your biceps is a form of muscle contraction. By causing small, repeated muscle contractions, the electrical muscle stimulation brings blood to the area, helping repair muscles. The muscles are also strengthened, helping you recover from injury. Our Decatur chiropractor incorporates EMS into treatment plans when she believes patients could benefit from this type of therapy. If you’re looking for pain relief without medication, our Decatur wellness clinic may be for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.