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What is Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) Needling?

IMS is a total  whole body  system for the diagnosis and treatment of persistent myofascial pain syndromes including muscle, joint, tendon, bursal, fascial, neural and biomechanical problems.  IMS is grounded in Western Medical Science, and has a solid foundation in its radiculopathic model of pain, which is now supported by many experts in the field.

The treatment, which utilizes acupuncture needles because they are the thinnest implements available that are designed to penetrate deep within muscle tissue, specifically targets injured muscles that have contracted and become shortened from distress.

What will IMS do for me?
  • 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. 

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What can IMS Needling Treat?
  • Head and neck pain 

  • Hand and wrist pain

  • TMJ pain 

  • Shoulder pain

  • Upper or lower back pain 

  • Hip or Buttock pain 

  • Knee or Leg pain

  • Feet or ankles 

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