Teaneck, NJ Chiropractor, Dr. Karl Nixdorf Provides Electric Muscle Stim and Ultrasound as Therapy for Pain Relief and Enhanced Healing
Electric Muscle Stim & Ultrasound in Teaneck, NJ: At Spine & Balance Center of NJ, LLC, Dr. Karl Nixdorf works with patients who experience a wide variety of pain and injury. Electric muscle stim and ultrasound therapy are two services that our Teaneck chiropractor provides in order to relieve pain and heal injuries.
Electric Muscle Stim at Spine & Balance Center of NJ, LLC
Electric muscle stimulation is a physical therapy modality that is used to stimulate muscle contractions using electrodes hooked up to an electric stimulation machine. These contractions help to manage inflammation, strengthen the muscle and control pain. When providing electric muscle stim to a patient, Dr. Nixdorf places electrodes on the affected areas of the body—around the back, neck, shoulder, wrist, knee or ankle. He will adjust the machine controls until the patient feels a prickly sensation and is able to comfortably target the level of stim without any stinging, burning or feeling a stabbing sensation. The stimulation will increase circulation and reduce swelling thereby reducing pain sensations.
Ultrasound Therapy at Our Teaneck Chiropractic Center
Similar to electric muscle stim, ultrasound therapy is another physical therapy modality used by Dr. Nixdorf at Spine & Balance Center of NJ, LLC. Ultrasound helps reduce muscle pain and movement dysfunction. How ultrasound therapy works is sound waves deliver deep heat to the areas of the body that need treatment. As a result of the sound waves penetrating the affected areas, patients often experience a reduction of pain, swelling or stiffness. Additional benefits to ultrasound therapy include pain-free movement and increased circulation. After Dr. Nixdorf provides a patient with ultrasound therapy, he may provide gentle chiropractic adjustments, disc decompression, Winback therapy, laser therapy and massage therapy.