Intramuscular Stimulation - IMS Therapy

Intramuscular Stimulation

IMS can be an effective treatment when other treatments have failed. We often see patients with chronic pain that have seen many other practitioners and tried other therapies. They may even have tried “IMS” or other dry needling techniques before.

What sets us apart at Excited Physiotherapy is that by utilizing our experience, expertise and a variety of treatment techniques we can get great results. IMS can be an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain of neuropathic or nerve origin.

What is IMS?

IMS is a form of dry needling. “Dry” meaning nothing is injected. We use a fine, flexible needle that is often used for acupuncture.

After finding the root cause of your issue we will insert this needle into tight bands of a muscle caused by the nerve dysfunction. This releases the muscle and in turn calms the nerve, and allows the nerve and muscle to heal.

The goal of treatment is to release muscle shortening, which presses on and irritates the nerve. Supersensitive areas can be desensitized, and the persistent pull of shortened muscles can be released.

IMS is very effective for releasing shortened muscles under contracture, thereby causing mechanical pain from muscle pull. IMS, in effect, treats the underlying neuropathic condition that causes the pain.

When competently performed, IMS has a remarkable success rate, as proven by the amelioration of symptoms and signs, even for chronic back pain with sciatic nerve referral.



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Whether you are experiencing back pain for the first or have been suffering with pain for years, we have the experience and the skills necessary to help you get relief quickly. Located downtown Barrie, Ontario.

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