Alleviate Pain to Achieve Maximum Wellness

There are many benefits of using electrotherapy and chiropractic in conjunction with one another. During the process, endorphins and enkephalins are released, reducing pain and increasing blood and lymph circulation. Additionally, enzymatic activity is altered, promoting tissue healing. Electrotherapy can also improve joint range of motion, decrease edema, strengthen muscles and reduce muscle spasms.

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  • Reduce Edema
  • Reduce acute and chronic pain
  • Reduce muscle hypertonicity and spasm
  • Increase tissue healing
  • Increase joint range of motion
  • Reduce joint contracture
  • Muscle re-education
  • Facilitate fracture healing

Alleviate Pain to Achieve Maximum Wellness

Electrotherapy is typically used in conjunction with other treatments, rather than by itself. For people undergoing physical therapy, electrotherapy may alleviate pain sufficiently for an individual to participate more actively in targeted exercises. Electrotherapy is among pain relief options gaining attention as the potential risks and side effects of opioid (narcotic) medications have become more apparent.

Electrotherapy is not appropriate for conditions such as:

  • In the presence of a pacemaker
  • Use on eyes, brain, heart, genitals
  • Presence of neoplasms
  • Presence of infections
  • Use on pregnant uterus
  • Active hemorrhaging
  • Tumors
  • Metal implants
  • Orthopedic and surgical devices

Dr. Trent Artichoker of Denver Chiropractic is specially licensed in Physiotherapy from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and has a state license to perform electrotherapy. Some of the modalities offered are interferential current, high volt, iontophoresis, pre-mod, Russian stim, and microcurrrent. These modalities help to reduce pain, improve circulation, repair tissues, strengthen muscles, and promote bone growth, leading to improvements in physical functioning.