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Doctor insights on: Electric Muscle Stimulators Effectiveness

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Is the electric muscle stimulator ( EMS ) bad for the muscles, skin, health problems, etc..?

Is the electric muscle stimulator ( EMS )  bad for the muscles, skin, health problems, etc..?

Electric muscle stim: First of all are you using it on your own or are you going to a physical therapy place or a physical medicine doctor for this? If you use it under the supervision of a healthcare provider, it should be okay. Too much is not good and if used on your own, it could be harmful, so please check with a doctor. ...Read more

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What exactly does electric shock do to your muscles?

What exactly does electric shock do to your muscles?

Muscles: Shocks: At low energy levels, electric shocks stimulate the individual muscle cells to twitch singly. At medium energy levels, the muscle cells contract as a group within a muscle bundle. At high energy levels, the whole muscle group will contract. Excessive energy will damage the muscle and release proteins that can cause kidney failure. ...Read more

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Can using an electric heating pad dry my muscles out? Or in some way be damaging to the muscles?

Can using an electric heating pad dry my muscles out? Or in some way be damaging to the muscles?

Heat is good.: Not damaging to muscles unless heat is way too high (usually not allowed on us heating pads) or if left in place for too long. ...Read more

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Getting muscle cramps very badly like electric shocks?

Getting muscle cramps very badly like electric shocks?

Need exam: Muscle spasms that feel like "electric shocks" may indicate nerve irritation or injury. Best to discuss with your physician for a thorough history and exam/testing to help guide a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can a muscle stimulator be used for electrical stimulation to the male genitals?

Can a muscle stimulator be used for electrical stimulation to the male genitals?

Not recommended: The muscles of the penis are different from the other muscles you can reach with a stimulator. They are not voluntary, skeletal muscles. They are literally governed by a different nervous system (though many people already suspected that). ...Read more

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Neck pain n muscles in neck spasaming s well as shoulders n arms n pain when moving my head n electric like shocks in back of neck?

Neck pain n muscles in neck spasaming s well as shoulders n arms n pain when moving my head n electric like shocks in back of neck?

Radiculopathy: It sounds like you are having a disc push on the nerves in your neck. You will want to have your physician evaluate your neck, and use ibuprofen or another anti-inflammatory medication. If you are having weakness, or loss of function in your hands or arms seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Are electro-muscle stimulator effective for low back pain?

Are electro-muscle stimulator effective for low back pain?

Sometimes: I have had pros and cons. Some folks feel that it increases their pain. Muscle stimulators are really nerve/muscle stimulators and have a multitude of chemical effects upon the nerve and the muscle which can promote healing and improve pain. You really are not going to 'hurt" anything by giving it a try. ...Read more

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Im having muscle cramps & electric shock sensation in my traps/supraspinatus. The cramps are so intense that they're sore.What causes&whatcan i do?

Im having muscle cramps & electric shock sensation in my traps/supraspinatus.  The cramps are so intense that they're sore.What causes&whatcan i do?

If...: If your neck position causes the pain, then the problem could well be in the spinal cord in the neck. Electric pains are often related tosome nerve or spinal cord issues. May need to see your doc, and/or a neurologist. Best of luck! ...Read more