EMS has received an increased amount of attention as an intervening and preventive method for chronic back pain in the progressive social and professional lifestyles of the 21st century. With its roots in the medical field, it was used for recovery from injury and to reduce pain-related symptoms.
Boeckh-Behrens et al., University of Bayreuth, Germany (2002)
With the aim of identifying the effects of EMS training on back pain, the researchers conducted EMS training sessions over a period of 5 weeks on 49 individuals (31 women and 18 men).
They found that: