Recently, tremendous strides have been made in the medical field, specifically for nerve and injury recovery. Emsculpt, a treatment traditionally used for cosmetics, has been used by Dr. Todd Lanman to help rehabilitate muscles and nerve systems that have been weakened throughout trauma or illness. The results could be promising, Dr. Lanman believes, as patients' recovery times using Emsculpt could be noticeably reduced when used in conjunction with a physical therapy program. He believes Emsculpt, which has shown it can help improve many aspects of a patient's life, can also help reduce back pain.

What Is Emsculpt?

Emsculpt, up to this point, is an FDA-approved treatment used primarily to improve muscle tone in the abdomen, butt, hips, legs and arms. The device sends out electromagnetic pulses into your body, triggering muscle contractions. These contractions mimic the movements produced during exercise and daily motion, but they are much stronger than what we can achieve on our own. The result is reliable muscle improvement in the targeted area. A 30-minute session can produce up to 20,000 muscular contractions. This level of muscle-strengthening would be challenging to achieve in a healthy person but even more difficult in someone who is recovering from an injury.

How Does It Help Nerve and Muscle Injuries?

Muscle and nerve injuries can only be improved by relearning to use the muscle system and regularly exercising it. Unfortunately, injury can often sever the ability of a person to use those muscles on their own effectively. Emsculpt, however, bypasses the need for a person to give the muscle its command and forces it to contract on its own. While it might seem different, the effect of the muscle contraction is exactly the same. This treatment method is new to the United States, but Emsculpt has already been used in Europe for rehabilitation for some time, illustrating a promising future for the use of this treatment in more than just cosmetics.

How Does It Help With Back Pain?

Back pain is one of the most common medical conditions. It affects nearly eight out of 10 people at some point during their lives. There are many different forms, such as chronic, caused by a consistent issue that has lasted a long time. But there are also many forms of acute pain that are shorter in longevity. Scoliosis, herniated discs, muscle strain, arthritis, sciatica — all of these are conditions that can cause back problems. They are also all conditions that can be improved by strengthening your core. Emsculpt was explicitly designed to improve muscle strength in the abdomen and surrounding areas, making it ideal for reducing back pain.

What Else Can Emsculpt Improve?

As a versatile procedure, Emsculpt has improved many different facets of patients' lives for years now. Here are some of the other benefits you can expect to experience with this treatment:

Daily Tasks

Everything we do during the day requires muscle usage. Bending over to clean up, lifting boxes and groceries, lifting yourself — everything relies on the healthy muscles. By passively strengthening our bodies, these mundane, day-to-day tasks are no longer difficult obstacles to overcome.

Active Lifestyle

For people who enjoy being physically active, it can become cumbersome to no longer be able to perform the activities they once enjoyed. Many people rely on sports and outdoors to maintain robust mental health, meaning a lot more is at stake when their bodies do not permit them to partake in those outings. Emsculpt can help those muscles get back to where they were so that people can get back to their lives.


Most of us have been critiqued at one point or another about having poor posture. Current work conditions mean we often slouch and contort our backs into comfortable positions in the moment but are terrible for long-term back health. But just like strengthening your core can help with back pain, tightening muscles that support the spine can help naturally correct your posture since the appropriate forms won't feel stretched.

How Long Does Emsculpt Last?

When it comes to reducing the amount of time you will need for recovery, the results are both permanent and finite — they will only matter during your recovery period. But in terms of how Emsculpt can improve your back pain, posture and other aspects of your life and health, those results are long-lasting but not permanent. Just like going to the gym and maintaining those results, the only way to keep the progress you have made aesthetically is to continue treatment. Once the muscles are no longer being pushed, it is likely that they will lose their tone. This is why we work with our patients to develop a tailored treatment plan. We know that everybody will react differently and will therefore need a unique approach to health and fitness. Back pain can return without a strong core, and daily tasks could once again become tedious chores you dread.

Why Aesthetic Envy?

Every member of our team has been specifically selected for their ability to not only perform their jobs at the highest level but to make you feel comfortable about your decision-making process. We want you to feel confident and excited about your treatments. If you are fretting about the surgery and unsure of whether you are doing the right thing, we want to help you navigate those decisions — even if it means you won't be having treatment. We pride ourselves on our focus on people and providing an easy, convenient and reliable place for people to achieve their aesthetic goals.

Emsculpt in Sacramento, CA

If you are ready to learn more about how Emsculpt can shape your life, give our office a call at (916) 333-4906. You can also fill out our online contact form to have one of our staff members reach out to you as soon as possible. We can't wait to help you chisel your ideal figure, one muscle contraction at a time!

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