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E-Stim Therapy

Electrical stimulation or e-stim is a treatment that sends mild electrical pulses through the skin to encourage healing and reduce pain.  There are various types of e-stim, with TENS and micro-current being the most commonly used in our office.

  • TENS stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.  It is used to decrease pain by causing the pain sensing cells to focus on the TENS pulses more and your pain less.
  • MENS stands for microcurrent electrical neuromuscular stimulation and is used to support muscle healing.

We use a machine that combines both TENS and Micro-current to relieve pain and stimulate muscle healing.

I may prescribe e-stim for in-office use or even for use at home during your recovery.  You may have seen commercially available TENS or EMS units for sale on the market.  Before using a system like this, please check with us to ensure 1) it is the right treatment for you and 2) it is set properly for you.

CAUTION: E-stim is NOT INTENDED for patients who have a pacemaker or other implantable heart stimulation device.