Electrotherapy uses mild electric currents that are applied to specific spots on the body that stimulate nerves and muscles. This helps to calm and relax painful muscle spasms. It also stimulates muscles that are not being used because of trauma, surgery or illness. This stimulation helps to prevent the nerves and muscles from wasting away due to lack of use. Dr. Gregg Brady also uses electrotherapy devices on patients to increase local blood circulation to the muscles, which facilitates the management of chronic and troublesome pain.