Electrostimulation in Lexington KY

Chiropractic Lexington KY Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Pain, whether new or chronic, takes away from your quality of life. At Pelphrey Chiropractic in Lexington KY, we want you to feel like yourself again as fast as possible. We offer proven healing techniques, including electrostimulation. Consider receiving electrostimulation therapy if you've been injured or have a medical condition that causes muscle pain. Our team has the expertise and experience needed to improve your quality of life quickly, efficiently, and effectively.

What is Electrostimulation in Lexington KY?

Electrostimulation is a targeted treatment generally used with other methods to treat pain. The therapy is used to help ease pain and recover muscle strength following an injury, illness, or surgery. When used to maintain or regain muscle strength, electrostimulation delivers a mild electrical pulse to the targeted muscle group.


Electrostimulation, also known as EMS or e-stim, has many benefits for those looking to reduce pain or regain muscle strength. Electrostimulation can help speed up recovery after an injury by encouraging blood flow to the affected area. E-stim heightens the link between your brain and muscle movement. The treatment allows weaker muscles to increase muscle tone and regain the strength needed for further therapies. The increase in recovery speed also will enable you to move on to more challenging exercises quickly to help your muscles return to their original level of strength.

Electrical stimulation of your muscles can also help prevent muscle atrophy. Atrophy decreases muscle mass that results from lack of use following an injury or many medical conditions. The longer your muscles are unused, the more the mass will decrease, making a recovery increasingly difficult. EMS helps your muscles remain active even if you cannot activate them yourself.

The treatment encourages relaxation, and who couldn't stand to feel a little more relaxed? EMS has similar benefits to massage therapy. It eases tension and, like the effect of exercise, the muscle contractions release endorphins. A side effect of relaxation is reducing the number of stress hormones in your body, which also aids recovery.

If you experience regular cramping of muscles, electrostimulation may help reduce the number of instances and the severity of cramps. The therapy can also help to retrain muscles. Several small studies have shown that using an electric stimulator can increase the voluntary muscle action of partially paralyzed muscles. This is especially helpful for those recovering from strokes or severe injuries.

Athletes often use EMS therapy after engaging in rigorous physical activity. The stimulation reduces muscles' swelling, leaving your muscles feeling more energized and minimizing the soreness felt that could affect physical performance.

One of the biggest perks of this therapy is that it is non-invasive and can be tried at low risk. It also has few or no side effects when appropriately completed. Not relying on prescription medication is another fantastic benefit of electrostimulation therapy. The treatment also has positive psychological effects.

What Conditions Can EMS Treat?

EMS can treat many conditions, but some are more commonly treated than others.

  • Back pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Joint pain
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle injury
  • Nerve inflammation
  • Spinal cord injury

What to Expect

Knowing what to expect when you receive this treatment will help you feel more confident when you begin this therapy. Electrodes are placed on the skin around the area being treated. An electrical current starts at a very low level and increases gradually. You may feel a tingly sensation at the site of treatment, and each session will last between 5-15 minutes, depending on the condition being addressed. Electrostimulation for pain relief uses different wavelengths of electrical stimulation to reach nerves instead of muscles.

Contact Pelphrey Chiropractic

Is electrostimulation therapy something you think could help you? Give us a call today at (859) 296-4889 to schedule your appointment. Dr. Pelphrey is a member of the Kentucky Association of Chiropractors and has extensive training in diagnosing and treating various muscle injuries. We offer many services in addition to electrostimulation, including car accident after-care, x-rays, chiropractic care, and more. You can visit the new patient center to download forms and find out how to prepare for your first visit. We are located in Lexington, KY, and are pleased to serve the Beaumont and Palomar neighborhoods and the areas of Nicholasville, Winchester, Georgetown, Versailles, and Paris, KY. We are looking forward to the opportunity of helping you achieve your best health and wellness.

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Pelphrey Chiropractic

616 Wellington Way Suite A
Lexington, KY 40503

Call: (859) 296-4889
Text: (859) 407-7486