40% of people will experience sciatica at least once in their lifetime. Often, people confuse “sciatica” with the general back pain one experiences. However, the term “Sciatica” is for the pain that occurs when irritation is caused in the sciatic nerve. This is a long nerve that runs along the lower back down to below the knee in a human body. The pain from this irritation can be mild or severe as it depends on what causes the irritation to this […]
IMS therapy utilizes needles into tight muscle groups or near the spine to focus on a compacted nerve root. The needle makes a small restorative physical issue, making the muscle take hold of the needle and spasm.
The purpose of inserting these needles into the tight muscle groups is to reduce pain and improve mobility. Often, a cause and source of pain or poor mobility are from muscles compensating for an injury at another part of the body. By inserting the IMS needles into the trigger points (IMS Needling), the patient feels a deep ache or twitching sensation as the needle moves through the tight muscles. The process is repeated over and over again at different trigger points. Although you might be sore the next day, IMS needling “resets” and relaxes the muscles, improving mobility and function. At no point during the process should you be in any pain or severe discomfort.