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Functional Dry Needling /Intramuscular Stimulation

What Is Dry Needling or Intramuscular Stimulation?

Dry Needling Therapy or Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is a comprehensive evaluation and treatment approach for myofascial pain syndromes caused by nerve damage. In other words, Intramuscular stimulation (IMS) is a treatment method that uses needles to release trigger points and relieve pain. It is also known as functional dry needling or myofascial trigger point dry needling therapy.

When there is an issue with the peripheral nervous system, it leads to neuropathic pain. Consequently, the sensory pain system becomes excessively sensitive, and innocuous signals from the body are misinterpreted as an overabundance of suffering. This results in continuous discomfort without any outward indications of long-term injury or inflammation. The nerves’ hypersensitivity causes pain and muscular shortening over time.

We are happy to announce that we have dry needling treatment packages for neuropathic pain at our physiotherapy clinic in North Burnaby. If you are experiencing chronic pain, please give us a call to book an appointment.

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IMS Assessment and Treatment Sessions?

Being one of the best physiotherapy clinics in Burnaby, BC, ReformPT has licensed physiotherapists trained to identify the physical symptoms of neuropathic pain. We will carry out our comprehensive TENS and DMS treatment and assessment. A complete physical examination of neuropathic pain cannot be seen on X-Rays, MRIs, bone scans, or CT scans, so a physical checkup is crucial.

Neuropathic pain can cause a lot of structural changes in the body. The objective of intramuscular stimulation(IMS) is to relieve this chronic pain without the use of harmful medications. 

IMS therapy aims to cure muscular problems resulting from neuropathic discomfort with dry needling therapy by targeting muscles.

Our well-experienced and registered physiotherapists will insert acupuncture needles at the epicentre of tightened, painful muscle bands or in muscles near the spine where the nerve root may have been irritated and hypersensitive. Feel free to contact ReformPT if you are suffering from any kind of neuropathic pain.

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What Can Intramuscular Stimulation/
Trigger Point Needling Help With?

IMS is a popular option for people who have tried other methods to relieve pain but have been unable to locate the source or find any more treatments that work. Because IMS attacks chronic musculoskeletal discomfort, it helps treat pain caused by persistent inflammation, neurological disorders, and other problems.

What are Signs of Neuropathic Pain?

Dry Needling Vs Accupucture

Acupuncture is based on mythical, non-evidenced meridians. Some of these spots are located in muscles, nerves, and joints.

The IMS diagnostic test uses electrical impulses to stimulate muscles throughout the body. To perform an IMS, a fully licensed registered physiotherapist with expertise in anatomy must conduct the examination. The findings and physical signs indicate where IMS needle insertion sites should be placed. All needle points in IMS are only inserted into the muscle, and both reported and measurable effects are immediately felt due to IMS.

We use the Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation technique. One of our knowledgeable physiotherapists with expertise in anatomy will always correct IMS treatment and ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible.

Contact ReformPT administration and book our certified physiotherapists in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation if you’re interested in IMS therapy and want to schedule an appointment.

Benefits of IMS

The objective is to reduce the amount of muscle shortening, which compresses and irritates the nerve. Super-sensitive regions can be desensitized, and the constant tug of shortened muscles may be released. IMS successfully alleviates mechanical muscular pull discomfort by releasing contracted muscles. IMS treats the underlying neuropathic disease that gives rise to pain in effect.

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How Does IMS / Functional Dry-needling Work?

The dry-needling action has three effects on the muscle:

Functional Dry Needling Therapy can be an answer to :

If you are suffering from any of the pain mentioned above and couldn’t find a solution through other treatments, give ReformPT Physiotherapy clinic a call, our physiotherapists are more than happy to assess you.

Most Common Treatment Of Functional Dry Needling

Achilles tendinosis is an illness that occurs when the calf muscles are continuously shortened in length. It can have a variety of consequences on the body. It may cause mechanical stress to muscle attachments, resulting in tendonitis. Shortened muscles that cross a joint can also increase joint pressure and cause joint pain. This process in the spine can lead to additional spondylosis (degeneration of the spine) and eventually arthritic symptoms. The compressed disc and impingement on the nerve root caused by these shortened calf muscles contribute to ongoing nerve inflammation.

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What To Expect During Your Visit For Dry Needling in Burnaby Reform PT

Our physiotherapists will turn to IMS when other treatment choices fail. They will also help enhance other treatment techniques because it is frequently included in a bigger therapy plan.

When they do any physiotherapy treatments, they’ll make sure you know what to expect and understand the study and treatment. The therapist will locate the problems’ sources and then insert fine, sterile needles directly into the shortened muscle bands.

Most individuals find IMS to be unpleasant and a little painful, similar to a charley horse or muscular cramp.

There are only brief periods where needles are in use. You might feel soreness or bruising in the region after receiving an IMS treatment, but it is usually minor and goes away within 24 hours.

Functional Dry Needling

Patients who have an injection of corticosteroids for acute tendonitis do not always feel better immediately, and it might take a few days to fully recover. Patients report improved mobility and muscle strength almost immediately following the treatment.

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