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Is It Safe To Electric Current To Abdominal Muscles?

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Posted on Thu, 24 Nov 2022
Question: i recently saw a procedure on tv where they strap a devise around your abdomen and it is suppose to be equivalent to doing 22,000 crunches in just one treatment. Cost was approximately $1,000
I cannot find any information about this procedure to google and find a doctor near me.
do you have any idea what i am making reference to?
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Answered by Dr. Anders Mark Christensen (33 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, and I do not advice using it.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Cvitanovich,

I believe I know what you mean; a device that delivers some kind of electric current to "shock" your abdominal muscles?

In general, I am extremely pessimistic when it comes to the television advertisement. Moreover, I know of no scientific study that has found such a treatment effective as a workout. That being said, it may work, but I seriously doubt it.

Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Regards




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Is It Safe To Electric Current To Abdominal Muscles?

Brief Answer: Yes, and I do not advice using it. Detailed Answer: Hi Cvitanovich, I believe I know what you mean; a device that delivers some kind of electric current to "shock" your abdominal muscles? In general, I am extremely pessimistic when it comes to the television advertisement. Moreover, I know of no scientific study that has found such a treatment effective as a workout. That being said, it may work, but I seriously doubt it. Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards