Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is a physiotherapy treatment to help relieve and heal chronic pain. It works on tender muscle bands and sensitive nerves near the spine. Our clinic in Edmonton offers this treatment to help patients restore their muscle functioning and get relief from the pain.
What Problems Does IMS Treatment Target?
IMS treatment is quite effective in treating a variety of painful conditions and injuries. If you are also experiencing anything below, think about visiting a physiotherapy clinic to pursue treatment with an expert therapist.
- Back & neck pain
- Headaches and migraine
- Tennis elbow
- PInched nerve
- Burning pain from a nerve
- Muscle & joint stiffness
- Restricted range of motion
- Frozen shoulder
Who Needs This Treatment?
This decision is made after a thorough assessment and relevant medical history. After this step, your therapist will inform you if the treatment may help or if any other treatments are recommended.
How does Intramuscular Stimulation Treatment Work?
This treatment is used to help patients in reducing pain in the muscle and trigger points.
The following treatment is completed as follows:
Identification of Tight Muscles
Our experts thoroughly examine the muscles to identify the tension, trigger, and pain points.
Needle Insertion in the Muscle
After the identification, the next step is to insert the needles in the affected muscle areas. This process is done smoothly, so you don’t feel any significant pain (mild and brief discomfort only).
After 5-15 seconds of insertion, our experts remove the needles gently.
Rechecking the Muscle Length & Strength
The final step of the procedure is to recheck the muscles to see if the tension is reduced.
How Much Time Does This Treatment Require?
In typical cases, the patients require 3-8 treatment sessions for a complete recovery process (depending on their condition).
As tissues begin to respond to the treatment, the muscle may operate more smoothly and efficiently and can start to regain strength and balance. Our experts recommend performing muscle activation exercises to promote quick healing and ensure long-term results.
What Are The Post Treatment Effects?
After the completion of all the treatment steps, it is possible that the patient may feel one of the following effects:
- Achy feeling in the muscles where the needle was inserted
- A quick increase in muscle strength and its range of motion
- A decrease in the pain and tightness of the muscle
- The reduction in skin irritation
- Potential mild bruising or pain post treatment
Is This Treatment Successful?
With years of extensive experience, our physiotherapy clinic has been successfully providing effective IMS treatments in Edmonton to our patients who require it. After the treatment, patients often feel quick relief from muscle tightness and can even eliminate disturbing pain that had been nagging them for a long period.
Contact our experts to book an appointment and find if this treatment is suitable for you or not. You will always find us available to help you in our clinic, on the phone, or through a virtual platform!