Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
Electrical Stimulation (“e-stim”) is the application of electrical impulses to a muscle or muscle group stimulating their contraction. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation can be used to prevent atrophy of a muscle or muscle group. E-stim is used most commonly in orthopedic or neurological injuries and disease. Patients recovering from orthopedic surgery, fracture repair, spinal cord injury, and other neurological and orthopedic issues may benefit from electrical stimulation. E-stim may also be used to aid in pain management or to help reduce swelling or edema. A pet that is unable to use their limb immediately after surgery may be prescribed several sessions of electrical stimulation. This therapy will help your pet maintain their muscle mass during this period.
Patience is being worked with to improve the feeling in her hind end after a spinal injury that has left her with partial paralysis.