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Deep Muscle Stimulation with Chiropractic Care

When you're in pain why not try everything you can to feel better? We go further than other chiropractic doctors in Kirkland and the Eastside with massage, funcitional therapy, and even state of the art tools like the the DMS.

What is the Deep Muscle Stimulator?

The Deep Muscle Stimulator, or DMS, is a highly effective tool used by chiropractors to help relieve muscle pain in patients. DMS is also utilized by sports trainers for treating a range of conditions in athletes. Excellent for increasing range of motion, the aid applies percussion and concussion vibrations to deep muscle tissue which in turn provides patients instant relief.

Why use Deep Muscle Stimulation?

The DMS is an excellent treatment for active and athletic patients in particular. The aid works at the cellular level and helps speed up recovery time from workouts and injuries. Its intense percussion vibration penetrates deep into soft tissue, which makes it optimal for healing repetitive strain injuries, breaking down lactic acid, and warming up athletes faster. As a result, it is ideal for treating sprains and strains in addition to scar tissue buildup due to injury. Most patients find immediate relief that improves with each session, which can take as little as a few minutes. Multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve faster healing.

Benefits Include

  • Increased circulation
  • Reduced pain
  • Faster rehabilitation from injury
  • Increased lymphatic flow
  • Break up of muscular scar tissue
  • Reduced lactic acid build up
  • Tissue regeneration
  • Soft & Active tissue release

Case Studies

The two studies measure the before and after effects of the Deep Muscle Stimulator. One study focuses on restricted range of motion and the other measures the difference in the subject’s jump heights.

More specifically, a randomized controlled trial was designed to measure the acute effects that a five-minute DMS treatment had on restricted hip extendibility and vertical jump in an athletic population. There were 63 participants total (59 completed the study) and the mean age was 27 years old.

The Hip Extendibility (Range of Motion) Study:

In the intervention group (n+29), DMS introduced significant improvements in flexibility scores with a mean increase of 6.2 degrees (375% increase) for the left hip and 7 degrees (475% increase) for the right hip.

The Jump Height Study:

Jump height was also significantly improved with an overall increase of 2.5%. Interestingly, the subjects considered to be power-based athletes noted a greater increase in vertical jump (5%) than the anaerobic athletes (1%).