IMS, or Intramuscular Stimulation, is a specialized physiotherapy treatment that can ease chronic pain. IMS treatment safely alleviates chronic pain in different muscle groups through the use of dry needling. The results of IMS can and reduce pain and improve muscle flexibility.
It is important to note that IMS is a relatively new form of physiotherapy. However, those who have tried it claim that their muscles feel much more relaxed and less painful.
What is IMS Treatment
Intramuscular stimulation is a dry needling technique. A physician will use fine needles to target tense muscle areas. When the needles are inserted into the tight muscle, it causes them to release tension. This can restore muscle elasticity and reduce pain.
This type of treatment is effective for those who have physical injuries or muscle degeneration.
Does it Work for Chronic Pain?
Chronic muscle pain is often due to constant muscle tightening. Intramuscular stimulation is effective when treating this form of chronic pain. The needling process can “reset” ropey or taut muscles, providing lasting pain relief.
How Does It Feel?
There are many different reactions to IMS treatment. For some, it may feel like a relaxing massage, whereas others describe it as a short electric current. Most people do not notice anything, but there is a chance that a slight muscle spasm can occur when the needle is inserted into a tight muscle.
Who can Use It?
Almost everyone can benefit from IMS treatment for muscle injuries. The best way to know if it is right for you is to contact a physiotherapist. At New Leaf Wellness Centre, we can provide a professional assessment of your injuries and ailments.
Whether your injury requires IMS, chiropractic work, or physiotherapy, we can alleviate chronic pain and have your muscles feeling healthy again. Contact us today, and we will be happy to help.
New Leaf Wellness offers a variety of therapies including physiotherapy, chiropractic, naturopathic, and massage therapy in a warm and compassionate environment in our Abbotsford location.
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