Intramuscular Stimulation

Intramuscular Stimulation

Intramuscular Stimulation, also known as IMS and dry needling, is an advanced needling technique that can alleviate chronic neuropathic pain. Chronic, persistent pain may be considered to be of neuropathic origin (related to the nervous system) when it is not caused by injury or disease. IMS uses ultrafine needles to penetrate the skin and target contracted or tightened muscle fibres that can cause pain and impair movement.

Through this needle insertion into specific trigger points, stimulated nerve fibres can signal the release of endorphins that reduce pain, and blood flow to the injured area is amplified, boosting the body’s natural healing process. Intramuscular Stimulation can reduce pain and restore healthy function.

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Intramuscular Stimulation FAQs

When the thin needle first enters the muscle, it is nearly painless, but you will feel a cramp-like sensation as the muscle grasps the needle. The cramp can be quite painful depending on the severity of the muscle shortening, but it will ease fairly quickly.

Intramuscular stimulation is usually done weekly but may be completed every two weeks. This depends on the severity of the pain, the effectiveness of the IMS treatment, and how long you’ve been suffering from chronic pain.

Many patients experience increased movement and mobility immediately after treatment and pain relief within 24 hours. Often 2-4 weeks or regular treatment are required for consistent and long-lasting relief.

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The Clinic YYC is an inclusive health practice integrating the most effective traditional and advanced treatment modalities available. We are focused on patient care, and proactive & preventative health, and we offer a compassionate and collaborative team approach to give our clients the time and attention they need to achieve optimal health and well-being. The Clinic YYC is your home for whole health.

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Every person’s journey to complete wellness is unique. Achieving optimal health may be easier than you thought, or it might be harder than you expected. But when you partner with the team at The Clinic YYC, you are guaranteed access to some of Calgary’s best wellness professionals and to effective and transformative traditional and advanced treatment modalities to support your goals for physical well-being.

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