Electromedicine is a type of physical therapy that employs the use of electrical current to achieve therapeutic results. The team at IHS Medical Group in the Westwood area of Los Angeles, California, offers electromedicine to treat conditions such as osteoarthritis, neuropathy, fibromyalgia, and neck pain. To find out if electromedicine is right for you, call IHS Medical Group or schedule an appointment online today.
Electromedicine Q & A What is Electromedicine?
Electromedicine is an integrative health treatment that can help people overcome pain due to various conditions. Using electromedicine is effective in a statistically significant fashion in the short term and, after treatment, there is a significant reduction in pain.
How does electromedicine work?
Every process in live tissue cells involves both electricity and chemistry: for example, electrical processes are used in metabolism, trans-membrane mechanisms in the transmission of pain signals, inflammatory processes, muscular contractions, and nerve signal transmission.
All of these processes are always accompanied by biochemical processes, and vice versa, i.e. chemical processes are always accompanied by electrical processes at the same time. Within the therapeutic goals, the use of electricity in the form of electrical currents aims to influence the electrical processes in cells.
Electromedicine is used to treat osteoarthritis because of its ability to stimulate both deep and surface joint tissues while obtaining both bioelectrical and biochemical effects (from low frequency, variable intensity stimulatory therapies) at the same time.
To use electromedicine correctly, you must first understand the various types of electric currents used for therapeutic purposes, as well as the bioelectrical and biochemical effects they produce in the body. Because nerves and muscles are made up of excitable cells, they respond quickly to electrical stimuli. Electrical impulses (action potentials) are produced for nerve stimulation.
Benefits of Electromedicine
Electromedicine is FDA-approved for the treatment of pain by:
- Easing Pain
- Reinforcing Muscles
- Restoring Tissues
- Enhancing Circulation
- Stimulating Bone Growth
Over the course of several treatments, many patients have reported a decrease in pain and an increase in range of motion. Conditions that can be treated by electromedicine include:
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