Chronic pain is distressing and uncomfortable and can negatively impact your life and your ability to do what you need to do. When you are experiencing pain due to an injury or chronic condition, you want relief from your discomfort using the least invasive and most effective treatment options.

At Paragon Integrated Medical in Lake Elsinore, California, we provide effective treatment options for pain caused by many types of injuries and chronic conditions. Dr. Patrick Connolly is a compassionate and skilled chiropractor with extensive experience in many chiropractic therapies. Along with his friendly professional staff, Dr. Connolly provides his patients with effective pain relief, allowing them to feel better and return to living their best lives.

What is muscle stim?

Muscle stimulation, also known as electrical stimulation, is a type of therapy used to treat pain. It is a non-invasive treatment that uses gentle electrical energy to relax your muscles’ tightness, relieve pain in your tissues, support relaxation, and strengthen muscles.

To complete the muscle stim treatment, Dr. Connolly puts small electrode pads on your skin and then connects them to a machine that generates the electrical pulses. The energy travels to the targeted areas, providing relief from pain and tension. The treatment is brief, usually completed in less than 15 minutes.

8 conditions that benefit from muscle stim

Muscle stim is a versatile therapy that is used to treat a wide variety of conditions and issues. Dr. Connolly meets with you to review your medical history, complete a physical exam, and talk to you about your current symptoms and concerns before determining if this therapy is appropriate for you.

Tension headaches

Most people experience headaches from time to time, and tension headaches are the most common type. Muscle stim can target the muscles in your neck, temples, or scalp that are causing your headache.

Rotator cuff pain

Your rotator cuff is made up of tendons connecting your muscles to your bones in your shoulder. Muscle stim can relieve pain due to injury or overuse of these tendons.

Back pain

Chronic back pain can be incredibly uncomfortable and debilitating. It can be caused by many conditions, many of which can be effectively treated using muscle stimulation.

IT band syndrome

Your iliotibial (IT) band is a group of tissues that runs from your hip to your shin, providing stability to your knee joint. This band can become too tight, causing swelling, pain, and reduced flexibility. Muscle stim treatment relaxes these tissues, providing relief from your symptoms.

Muscle strains

A muscle strain can be caused by overstretching a muscle or causing a tear to it. Muscle stim can relax the strained muscle, relieving your discomfort and supporting healing.

Neck pain

Chronic neck pain can make it difficult to move your head and cause simple movements to be painful. Muscle stimulation can soothe the powerful neck muscles that hold up your head, easing your pain and making movement less strained.


Whiplash is a serious injury caused by a sudden back and forth neck motion that results in pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion. Muscle stim is an effective treatment option that relieves pain and supports healing from a whiplash injury.

Sports injuries

Athletes push their bodies to the limits, making them vulnerable to some injuries to muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments. Muscle stim can treat the pain from sports injuries, allowing you to heal more quickly and get back on the field or court as quickly as possible.

Muscle stim may be used to help relieve pain and help with healing for a variety of conditions. To learn if muscle stim can help you, call our office to set up an appointment or use our online booking system to schedule a date and time that work for you.

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