Electrotherapy: A revolutionary pain relief system
There are countless treatments for people in pain. From popular DIY treatments like self-massage to acupuncture; from ice/heat massage to acupressure, electrotherapy has created its own way to heal chronic and acute pain. Studies have shown that electrotherapy has been a component of physiotherapy practice in the early days. Modern electrotherapy, nowadays, is one true method of treating pain conditions without taking drugs or medications. Popular modalities used in electrotherapy are alternatives to surgery and proven to be the best treatment without any side-effects.
How does Electrotherapy works…
Electrotherapy uses electrical signals to interfere with the transmission of neural pain signals into the brain. It effectively slows down or distracts the message from the nerve to the brain. In this technique, a small electrical device delivers electrical impulses across the skin. The device is connected by wires to sticky pad or carbon electrodes, which are placed on the skin in the area of the pain. This allows a small, low-intensity electric charge to be passed across the area. Electrotherapy can also involve the use of electric current to speed tissue healing where tissue damage has been occurred. The treatment via electrotherapy is safe, effective and non-surgical.
Role of Electrotherapy in Pain Management
The use of electrotherapy is an accepted practice in Physical Therapy. Electrotherapy is an umbrella that covers a number of therapies using electric current that reduce pain and improve muscle tension.
Johari Digital tend to deliver effective treatments in pain relief. The devices help in local blood flow that is used to help reduce swelling, chronic inflammation and promote bone fracture healing. Most of the devices are designed for use in multi-speciality hospitals, pain clinics, orthopaedics and sports clinics for treating all types of pain including musculoskeletal, spinal and neuropathic pain disorders. These devices help in alleviating several conditions of pain that are mentioned below :
Neck & Back Pain
How Electrotherapy is better alternative than any other pain
Electrotherapy is always safe and effective to use. People will not experience any side effects, as these are non-invasive methods for relieving pain. These electrotherapy devices work by delivering small electrical impulses via electrodes on skin. These mild impulses stimulate the body to produce natural pain relievers called endorphins. A drug-free, non-toxic and natural method, electrotherapy is an awesome pain relieving method for anyone who wants to get better without painkillers. People who experience pain relief from these therapies may reduce their intake of pain medications, which can be addictive or cause adverse side effects. Electrotherapy is a well-established therapy which has countless users.
What other benefits can electrotherapy offer?
Johari Digital offers Non-invasive Pain Management Technologies to compliment treatment procedures of pain clinics with a holistic approach to enhance fast recovery, mobility and achieve optimal health. The electrotherapy devices manufactured by Johari Digital delivers treatment in following areas:
Acute and chronic oedema
Accelerates absorption rate
Affects blood vessel permeability
Increases mobility of proteins, blood cells and lymphatic flow
Enhances microcirculation and protein synthesis to heal wounds
Increased blood flow to the injured tissues increases macrophages to clean up debris
Restores integrity of connective and dermal tissues
Improvement of strength
Improvement of motor control
Retards muscle atrophy
Improvement of local blood flow
Electrotherapy as Sports Medicine
Electrotherapy is an increasingly popular modality in sports medicine. The immediate goals of electrotherapy are to improve muscle performance and control pain during sports injury.
Relaxation of muscle spasms
Prevention and cessation of muscular atrophy due to disuse
Re-education of muscles using targeted stimulation
Preserve and improve range of motion
Prevention of deep vein thrombosis post-surgery
Facilitation of wound healing
Post-Operative Rehabilitation via Electrotherapy
Post-surgery rehabilitation is an absolute necessity after undergoing an orthopaedic surgery or cardiac surgery or cancer prevention surgery. Post-surgery rehabilitation is the crucial process of re-establishing muscle strength, joint motion, full-joint movement and restore full body strength and functionality, through physiotherapy sessions and exercises. Post-surgery physical therapy plays a crucial role in post-operative rehabilitation by ensuring faster and complete recovery.
Some of the benefits of electrotherapy after surgery are as follows:
Proper blood circulation after surgery, thus preventing blood clots.
One must consider electrotherapy after total knee& hip replacement surgery.
Improves muscle strength, posture and balance of the body.
Electrotherapy helps in tendon repairs.
Reduces the risk of post-operative pulmonary complications.