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Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) uses a low-level electrical current that decreases swelling and allow muscle contraction and recruitment after an orthopedic or neurological injury.

Adjustable Parameters

  • Frequency
  • Pulse Duration
  • Amplitude
  • Waveform
  • On/Off Time
  • Ramp
  • Polarity of Electrodes

Usually, NMES is used on the point of origin for the condition and the belly, often for neurological dysfunctions.

Possible indications for use of NMES: neurological atrophy, muscle disuse atrophy, improper muscle firing sequences and joint effusion

Transcutaneous Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (TENS)
Transcutaneous electrical neuromuscular stimulation (TENS) provides a low-level electrical current to disrupt the normal pain perception pathways. It releases endorphins into the blood stream and cerebrospinal fluid to relieve pain and inflammation post-surgically or as an alternative to surgery.

Adjustable Parameters

  • Pulse Rate
  • Pulse Width

Possible indications for use of TENS: Intervertebral Disc Disease, paraspinal muscle spasm,Lumbosacral Disease, partial CCL tears, arthritis, and other elbow or knee pain.

TENS can also be used in stimulating acupuncture points in order to achieve a systemic response, in addition to a localized response. It is often effective when combined with laser therapy, magnetic field therapy, massage, traction, and/or stretching exercises.

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