Intramuscular Stimulation, otherwise known as IMS, involves the use of needles, similar to ones used in traditional acupuncture, into the tight and painful muscles to relax the muscle and stimulate a healing process and restoring the muscle. The mechanical stimulation that occurs with the insertion of the needle provides a therapeutic effect. IMS is a treatment typically performed upon patients who experience pain that are generated by nerves. This method of therapy will relax the tensed sensation one may experience, which signifies the muscles are weak and shorten.
This treatment is particularly effective for deep muscles which are difficult to reach with other types of treatment. Our goal in this procedure is to reduce muscle shortening that results in the nerve becoming irritated which is what is creating tension.