26 Jul Chiropractors Turn to Electrotherapy to Relieve Joint, Muscle Pain and Reduce Patient Risk
Chiropractors Turn to Electrotherapy to Relieve Joint, Muscle Pain and Reduce Patient Risk
Electrotherapy is a proven safe, highly effective treatment to address pain and inflammation. It operates by placing electrodes near areas of pain and then applying a safe, soothing electrical impulse to disrupt the pain signal the body is creating.
Research studies and The Encyclopedia of the Back and Spine Systems and Disorders also note that electrotherapy can encourage the production of natural chemicals, such as endorphins, in the brain. This encourages pain relief and may generate an overall sense of wellbeing in people receiving the bioelectronic therapy.
Based on how chiropractors treat pain, we can be a significant supplement for ‘care and relief delivery’ in your practice. Electrotherapy builds on the goals and impacts of your standard treatments. Encouraging that sense of wellbeing helps patients experience higher levels of relief, enables treatment to be more successful, and creates a rapport so that patients come back to you for continued therapy when necessary.
Expanding Your Practice with Alternative Medicine & ElectroTherapy
The pain relief conversation has shifted. Americans are no longer concerned about whether or not to trust alternative medical treatments in general — they want to know which are the most effective to relieve pain without medication. They want to know how you, as a chiropractor, treat pain in ways they are comfortable with.
Chiropractors are extremely well positioned to take advantage of this market and deliver a wide range of therapies. This conversation shift is growing the industry overall and increasing competition. So, chiropractors are looking for a new set of technologies and therapies to help differentiation and establish a competitive advantage.
Electrotherapy is one of the most affordable and accessible forms of alternative therapy for chronic pain. It is safe and often an enjoyable experience for patients, encouraging them to not only establish the habit but see the therapy through to completion.
ElectroMedical Technologies’ WellnessPro Plus is finding its way into many different chiropractic practices because we’re able to support pain relief that can be applied by most clinic staff members. Our solution helps put patients at ease and we provide plenty of educational materials and brochures to show how safe it is for patients with a wide range of pain and relief needs.
Studies Say Electrotherapy Is Even Safe for Pregnancy
The American Pregnancy Association notes that there are no known contraindications to chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. You may even specialize in prenatal and postnatal care through your continuing education and certification process.
In this review of literature and research on physiotherapy modalities during pregnancy, electrotherapy from devices like TENS units or bioelectronic treatment devices such as the WellnessPro Plus, “ has been shown to be safe and beneficial for treatment of lower back pain during pregnancy with no reported adverse effects on the newborn.”
It’s recommended to apply these sensory electrotherapy devices to sites that are remote from the uterus and abdomen just in case — avoiding areas near the low back, pelvis, and abdomen is always a smart idea.
However, you are likely safe treating neck, shoulder, upper back, and pain in the extremities.
That means incorporating electrotherapy and bioelectronic devices in your practice with pregnant women, as well as those in postnatal care, you can safely assist with:
- Relieving back, neck, and other joint pain
- Maintaining a healthier pregnancy overall
- Reducing or controlling symptoms of nausea
- Potentially reducing the time of labor and delivery
- Preventing a potential cesarean delivery
Your practice needs a tool that can help for your standard care as well as specialized care delivery. ElectroMedical Technologies is working with chiropractors in a variety of settings to show how our bioelectronic therapy devices can assist you in delivering safe, effective care.
If you want to learn more about the benefits of electrotherapy and how electrical stimulation can provide you with all-natural pain relief, download your free brochure about the WellnessPro Plus , the most advanced doctor-recommended TENS unit on the market. If you have specific questions, contact Electromedical Technologies or call us at toll-free (888) 880-7888.
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