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Electrical Stimulation Side Effects
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
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
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
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
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