ChiroCare isn’t just a place for spinal adjustments. At our Glendale office, we provide a wide variety of non-invasive and non-addictive treatments for pain and musculoskeletal disorders. One of our most versatile therapies is use of Frequency Specific Microcurrents (FSM). This kind of electric stimulation is used to reduce inflammation and stimulate the body’s natural mechanisms for cell repair. Since it’s easy to undergo, we want our patients to know a bit more about how they can benefit from it.
Inflammation is unpleasant, but it exists for a reason. When body tissues are injured, swelling limits the spread of blood that potentially contains pathogens and makes cellular walls easier for antibodies to move between. However, there are many conditions that cause chronic inflammation, and your care team can often judge when inflammation isn’t benefiting you anymore. In those cases, we would apply FSM to the swollen area, forcing the muscles to rapidly contract. This would push out blood, allowing fresh blood that has been replenished with nutrients that allow muscles to rebuild to flow in. Rapid contractions would also cause the muscles to release natural painkillers called endorphins.
FSM is delivered through pads that are stuck to a patient’s body. The microcurrent is generated by vibrations in a machine, where the operator adjusts their frequency, and is delivered to the pads along wires. FSM does not hurt, but may not be safe for people who are pregnant or have pacemakers. It is often paired with therapeutic exercise to aid patients during workout recovery, allowing them to rebuild the neural pathways to the injured part of their body and engage in physical therapy more often.
Dr. Jack Alajajian and his staff operate ChiroCareLA.com at 815 E Colorado Suite 250, Glendale CA, 91205. Call 818-246-3600.