Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is an effective treatment for chronic pain of neuropathic origin. It was developed by Dr. Chan Gunn in the 1970’s, a decorated Canadian physician who is currently the president of iSTOP (Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain). The treatment involves a specific assessment to determine the location and response of chronically shortened muscles. The insertion of acupucture needles to these muscles releases the muscles and helps the body to "reset" itself and improve function of affected tissues.
Treatments are usually once a week to allow time for the body to heal itself. The number of treatments required depends on several factors including the duration and extent of your condition, how much scar tissue exists, and how quickly your body can heal.