Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) is a treatment for pharyngeal
dysphagia resulting from stroke, radiation/chemotherapy, Parkinson's
disease, head injury, head and neck surgery and cervical osteophytes.
NMES can help patients—even with long-term problems—strengthen
muscles used for swallowing, potentially leading to safer and more efficient
eating. After receiving physician orders, our staff can use NMES to treat
both inpatients and outpatients. The treatment may not be recommended
for patients with active cancer, pacemakers, decreased responsiveness,
seizure disorders and deep brain stimulators.
Inpatient Rehabilitation Services: (619) 229-7380
Outpatient Rehabilitation Services: (619) 229-7216