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Electrical Stimulation Health Risks
Elicitation of muscl:
Contraction using electric impulses
the impulses are generated by a device and delivered through electrodes on the skin in direct proximity to the muscles to be stimulated
it has the potential to serve as: a strength training tool for healthy subjects and athletes; a rehabilitation and preventive tool for partially or totally immobilized patients. ...Read more
Several: This modality can increase blood flow to the injured part and can help relax muscle spasms. Electrical stimulation would also contract muscles and help prevent muscle atrophy thus helping to prevent blood clots. ...Read more
Multiple Answers: There are many forms of electrical stim often applied in physical therapy. One of these types is called interferential current stim which uses intermediate frequency stim as opposed to tens which can cover a very wide range of frequency stimulation. Regardless, recent reviews (cochrane) have failed to show efficacy. Medicare has now stopped paying for tens. This should not be confused with scs. ...Read more
Pilot study: I personally do not use it. Am not sure about other physicians. The study did show increased frequency of spontaneous defecations, decrease fecal soiling. ...Read more
Electrical stimulati: It certainly could and its worth a try. However this should be done by directly stimulation on the spinal cord- it probably will not work in any other area. ...Read more
It can do both: It can stimulate a damaged muscle to make it work or it can over stimulate a musscle and damage it. ...Read more
Pacemakers: Pacemakers are electronic devices and are affected by electrical and magnetic fields. Electrical stimulation devices frequently cause a near field effect which can potentially cause the pacemaker circuitry to malfunction and can cause problems. ...Read more
Electric stimulation: This is based t on the possibility that the uterus may start contractions when its not supposed to. ...Read more
Arrhythmia: You need to ask your question better. We do use electrical stimulation for brady arrhythmias and also for some tachyarrhythmias. There are situations when we wouldn't want to introduce electrical stimulation. ...Read more
Can regular icsc improve the bladder function even partially? Is electrical stimulation of sacral nerves restore the bladder function
Cystometric: If you know these terms, you probably need evaluation by a urologist or urogynecologist. Cystometric can help determine whether medications are indicated or electrical stimulation. ...Read more
Nope.: Electrical stimulation will not affect bone healing. You would need to go to a bone stimulator. They work on different physiological premises. ...Read more
Reset own pacemaker: Assuming query is about cardioversion. There are hierarchies of pacemaker cells in the heart. Fastest one usually takes over. Normal sinus node, then av node or "junction", then purkinje or ventricular pacemakers, in that approximate order. If there is a rhythm disturbance involving a faster abnormal rhythm, an electrical pulse carefully delivered can reset, and allow the fastest normal pacer. ...Read more
"Stop" = remission: Brian stimulation therapies (bst's) rely on electricity, magnets, or implants applied to the brain to treat depressive disorders and other mental disorders. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is the oldest and most researched of this treatment category. The consortium for research in ECT study, found an 86% remission rate for those with severe depression. There are 3 other promising bst approaches. ...Read more
Millisecond timing: The 2 atria act as reservoirs for returning blood; the 2 ventricles are the "pumpers". The 4 chambers must be coordinated with millisecond timing to maximize the amount of blood pumped (cardiac output). This is done by a network of specialized cells which are found in tracts or bundles that conduct a micro-electrical current to time motion. A gross analogy: think of the distributor in your car. ...Read more
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
Let me explain:
When you have spinal cord compression documented by mri, the first step is to try remove the compression by surgical means if that possible.
To treat the sequence of the compression you could electrical stimulation and possibly acupuncture. I hope that answer the question for you. ...Read more
I am 60 years old and osteonecrosis of the knee the lateral femoral condyle been battling with pain is there any cure? With electrical stimulation
Yes according to: Mayo clinic, electrical stimulation. Electrical currents may encourage your body to grow new bone to replace the area damaged by avascular necrosis. Electrical stimulation can be used during surgery and applied directly to the damaged area. Or it can be administered through electrodes attached to your skin. ...Read more
How does electrical stimulation help incontinence? My doctor says it’s supposed to help me learn to do kegels the right way, but I don’t understand how that would work? I want to do the exercises right, but don’t like the idea of electricity in that area.
Elect. Stim: Electrical stimulation therapy is to some degree controversial. You should ask your practicioner what the longterm success rate is with this therapy. ...Read more
My mother one side of the face droop due to stroke. Currently she taking Electrical stimulation on her face & physiotherapy? Its curable are not?
Time will tell: This depends on the nature, severity of the stroke. Ask her neurologist for more details. The physiotherapist/ PT will offer her much help in restoring function. You may want to also get a integrative medical consultant on board, who could recommend a skilled acupuncturist/ medical qigong doctor, who can assist in restoring microcirculation to the brain, to accelerate her recovery. It may take time to heal. ...Read more
May be helpful:
The most notable effect is that this type of electrical stimulation seems to cause some bone cells to proliferate. There are other cellular effects of electrical currents on the broken bone, but by stimulating bone cells to divide, healing of bone is accelerated.
According to jonathan cluett, M.D. ...Read more
I have Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy causing sensory loss in feet. Is the electrical stimulation treatment effective in treating condition?
Peripheral neuropath: The treatment of peripheral neuropathy relies heavily on the cause of the nerve damage. The pain of the neuropathy usually controlled with medications. Treatment with the electrical stimulation fields has been investigated and analgesic benefits have been reported, but not consistent. ...Read more
I was wondering is electric stimulation and short wave therapy for shoulder muscle treatment the same?
No: Electrical Stimulation is just that an electric current that discharges rapidly into the skin and muscles to release natural endorphins and sensations to relieve pain. Short Wave Diathermy is a type of microwave beam that heats the tissue below the surface of the skin to help bring collateral blood flow to heal tissue. ...Read more
Is electric stimulation and short wave therapy for shoulder muscle treatment both equally effective? Please advise!
Apples and oranges: Ask the provider (s) for referral sources and to help you deal w/ your specific type of pain in choosing. For some, apples hit the spot - others will pick an orange. Neither is credited by many physicians. You may need o try for yourself. ...Read more
I have lack of orgasm. IBelieve I have caused sensory nerve damage to penis (by a practice called erotic electric stimulation/used ten's machine on the penis) (been this way for 2 years.. Need adice on what to do. If anyting can be done.?
See urologist: This can be serious. See a urologist ASAP ...Read more
If I use Cranial electrotherapy stimulation device everyday, for 30 years, could I damage my health? Has medicine proven long-term safety of CES?
CES: I use Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation regularly with many of my patients. It was used as early as 1963 for sleep and was approved by FDA in 1976. The literature I have read does not report long-term safety problems. It is helpful in about 90% of cases and overall is a safe treatment. ...Read more
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