Intra-Muscular Stimulation (IMS) is a form of dry-needling. Its assessment and treatment focuses on the body as a whole, but in particular, dysfunction of the spine that includes the peripheral nervous system that can influence pain both locally to the area or more distally into the peripheral limbs and around the peripheral joints. This can cause tight, shortened and painful muscles that can be treated and released using the fine acupuncture needles that target the tight bands and trigger points within the muscles. Treatment will help to normalize the tone of the muscles, reduce pain, and desensitize the peripheral nervous system. IMS is used in the treatment of many painful conditions of the spine and peripheral joints but is especially effective in treating peripheral neuropathy and any ongoing, chronic or recurring problems throughout the body.
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