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IMS / DRY NEEDLING

Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is a treatment that reduces muscle pain, joint pain and other types of body pain by inserting fine acupuncture needles into muscles that are not functioning properly. The needles are inserted into the taut, tight muscle bands or near the spine muscles where the nerve exiting from the spine may have become irritated and sensitive. Tight and sore muscles often accompany many conditions; overuse injuries, nerve irritation, low back pain, tendonitis, tension headaches, whiplash, arthritis and muscle strains.

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HOW DOES IMS WORK?

The goal of IMS is to release shortened muscles to relieve nerve irritation to decrease pain and restore range of motion to improve movement patterns and function. To release a tight muscle, a thin needle is inserted, resulting in a twitch or grab which causes the muscle to relax. The needle also causes a small injury that draws blood to the area, initiating a natural healing process. The treatment creates an electrical potential in the muscle to make the nerve function normally again. It’s kind of like “rebooting” the muscle.

WHAT CONDITIONS CAN BE TREATED WITH IMS/DRY NEEDLING IN SURREY?

IMS/Dry Needling in Surrey is used to treat a wide variety of many painful conditions in the muscles, joints, tendons, fascia and nerves. Some examples are ankle sprains, tennis elbow, whiplash, TMJ dysfunction, lower back pain, neck pain, and sciatica. Just about every injury or pain state creates dysfunction within the surrounding muscle tissue, which can be effectively treated with this technique. (bullet points)

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER MY IMS TREATMENT?

It is common to feel some post-treatment soreness in the areas that were treated, much like a hard workout at the gym. This does not always occur but is expected and is considered normal. It usually lasts for 2 hours but can last longer if the muscle is especially sensitive.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN IMS AND ACUPUNCTURE?

IMS in Surrey uses a slightly thicker needle inserted directly into palpable tight bands to cause a twitch response to release muscle tension and sensitivity. Unlike Acupuncture, there is often a strong sensation of an involuntary muscle twitch which is often described as achy.

Acupuncture is a technique based in traditional Chinese medicine and is thousands of years old. It involves inserting fine filament needles into specific acupuncture points along meridians (thought to be pathways of energy flow throughout the body) to establish equilibrium within the system. With Acupuncture, the needles are often left in place for a longer duration of time (about 15-30 minutes), and there’s often very little sensation felt with the needles.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DRY NEEDLING AND IMS?

The theory and methodology differ slightly however, they are largely the same. Dry Needling is a generic term for the use of a needle to release a motor point in the muscle, while IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) and FDN (Functional Dry Needling) are essentially brand names that depict the Practitioner’s specific training background.

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For more than a decade, people have consulted with Manvir Singh looking for answers to questions about physical pain, stiffness, and general wellness. Manvir works with men and women aged 35-64+. He also researches and writes about physical medicine in his column in The Leader, The Voice, and appears on various TV and online shows. Manvir previously worked with large institutions in the GVRD. Surrey, BC is now “home” where his practice has rapidly become one of the leading private Physiotherapy clinics, now with 3 locations. Manvir’s expertise includes: Joint manual therapy, Adjustments, Vestibular therapy specialty training, Advanced full-body IMS certification.

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IMS / DRY NEEDLING SURREY FAQs

IMS/dry needling targets tight, irritable muscles that contribute to musculoskeletal chronic pain by inserting fine needles into affected areas. This triggers a twitch response, relieving muscle tension, improving blood flow, and promoting natural healing processes. It can be especially effective for conditions like back pain, tendonitis, and whiplash.
The treatment may cause a brief, sharp sensation followed by a twitch response in the muscle, which can feel like a deep ache. While some discomfort is normal, it’s generally well-tolerated, and the benefits far outweigh the temporary sensations experienced during treatment.
Yes, IMS/dry needling is effective for treating sports injuries by releasing muscle tightness and improving tissue healing. It can address issues such as muscle strains, tendinitis, and overuse injuries, helping athletes recover faster and enhancing their performance by restoring normal muscle function.