Intramuscular stimulation is a needling technique used to alleviate chronic neuropathy pain, and that has responded well to conventional treatments.
Persistent musculoskeletal pain not caused by damage or disease may be of neuropathic origin. Intramuscular stimulation (IMS) is proven effective at releasing the muscle that causes neuropathic pain.
What Is Neuropathic Pain?
- Pain without an obvious injury
- Gradually worsening pain
- Stabbing or shooting pain
- The pain felt during normal activities
Who Can Benefit from Intramuscular Stimulation?
- Patients with chronic neuropathy pain
- Females who are not pregnant
- Patients without infection in the treatment area
- Patients with no history of hemophilia
What Should I Expect with Intramuscular Stimulation?
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.
What is the Frequency of IMS Treatments?
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.