Nerve Hypersensitivity causes the muscles related to these nerves to be constantly active and tense. This constant tension constricts these muscles. In effect, the constriction of these muscles creates additional pain as they pull on tendons and increase stress on the joints. The goal of intramuscular stimulation treatment is to relax the muscles which compress and irritate the nerves.
To relax the muscle, an acupuncture needle in inserted to the level of the constricted muscle. The muscle grabs hold of the needle and then relaxes; that which causes the muscle to cramp is then followed by a relaxing and soothing effect. Many muscles can be treated in one session. The effects of IMS treatment are accumulative.
The insertion of each needle can only stimulate a certain amount of healing. Treatments are therefore conducted once a week until the client no longer feels pain. The amount of treatments needed depends on a variety of factors – the length and scope of the condition, the amount of scarred tissue, the rate of healing, the age of the client.
Breathing exercises, posture correction or reinforcement are equally important for the successful completion of the treatment.
Intramuscular Stimulation is a treatment created and developed in part in Canada by Dr. Chan Gunn. You can visit his website at www.istop.org.
Physio Plantagenet has been offering Intramuscular Stimulation Treatment since 2008. If you have any questions and/or have the desire to speak to a professional of IMS Treatment, contact us and it would be our pleasure to answer all of your questions.
Physio Plantagenet is a rehabilitation clinic situated in the Township of Alfred-Plantagenet. Our services include physiotherapy and massage therapy.
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