Well, you are correct. NMES is really the same as what I used 40 years ago, EMS or electrical muscle stimulation. It causes the motor nerves to fire, contracting muscles. I didn’t think it would be used around the neck and it is not too effective.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.