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Muscle Stimulation Therapy in Shakopee

muscle stim pads on patients backWhile we don’t recommend it for every patient, many do benefit from using Muscle Stimulation Therapy (MST) to supplement their adjustment. It helps the body heal faster, helps the patient feel better quicker, and helps us train the muscles to the alignments faster.

One of the most obvious benefits is that the therapy helps stimulate the body to reduce swelling faster. It also decreases muscle pain and helps desensitize painful nerve endings or areas that may be blocking the body’s efforts to heal.

How Does It Work?

MST is a type of physical therapy that uses electrical stimulation to contract and relax muscle fibers. During treatment, little sticky electrode pads are placed directly on the skin in the area we want to treat.

The machine can be set to various intensity levels, depending on the pain tolerance of the patient. It generates a small electric current that stimulates the muscles, allowing them to contract and relax. We continue to turn it up until it reaches a level that is both comfortable and effective, based on feedback from the patient. The length of treatment may also vary depending on the area being treated and the severity of the condition.

This helps promote healing of the damaged tissue, reduces pain and inflammation, improves circulation, and increases range of motion. In combination with chiropractic, the adjustment goes deeper and holds longer to speed healing.

Working Together for You

MST and chiropractic work well together to provide another method of reducing your pain, and helping you get back to doing the things you love. Contact our office today to book an appointment.

Muscle Stimulation Therapy Shakopee, Hutchinson MN | (952) 977-9933