The elicitation of muscle contraction using electrical impulses.
The primary use is to help prevent muscle atrophy or muscle wasting and to help re-educate muscles due to disuse atrophy. NMES is known to increase blood flow to muscles, range of motion, and muscle strength as well as muscle endurance.
Possible diagnosis for NMES:
- Prevent or impede disuse atrophy
- Strengthen muscles
- Increase circulation
- Re-educate muscles
- Increase range of motion
- Help decrease and relax muscle spasms