Electrical Muscle Stimulation is a pain management technique that uses electricity to help alleviate pain. Treatment involves placing small electrodes, devices that conduct electricity, on the skin over the part of the body that's in pain; they are held in place with adhesive. The electrodes are then attached to a machine that releases small waves of electricity, sending tiny electrical impulses through the electrodes to the painful joint or area of the body. The electricity blocks the activity of the pain receptors, which send pain message.
Over The Door Cervical Traction
Cervical traction devices work by stretching the spinal vertebrae and muscles to relieve pressure and pain. Force or tension is used to stretch or pull the head away from the neck. Creating space between the vertebrae relieves compression and allows the muscles to relax.
Cryotherapy and thermotherapy are useful adjuncts for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and soft tissue injuries. Using ice or heat as a therapeutic intervention decreases pain in joint and muscle as well as soft tissues and they have opposite effects on tissue metabolism, blood flow, inflammation, edema and connective tissue extensibility.
Ultrasound is often used to provide deep heating to soft tissue structures in the body. Deep heating tendons, muscles or ligaments increases circulation to those tissues, which is thought to help the healing process. As well as heating and relaxing the muscles, ultrasound therapy breaks down scar tissue. All of this combines to increase healing rates in the area, making it a suitable way to speed up slow-healing or chronic issues.