What Is Intramuscular Stimulation?
One of the reasons why someone may be experiencing pain is because of nerve damage. The nerves may be overly sensitive due to damage, and may be telling the body that they are being pinched, traumatized or experiencing pain, when in reality, they are not. Intramuscular stimulation utilizes acupuncture to desensitize these nerves, helping to stop the pain they think they are feeling, and thus, making your body feel. The acupuncture needles are injected into the soft tissue of your body, triggering the nerves. This helps to stimulate them, and hopefully get them to calm down over time. Intramuscular stimulation has been shown to be very effective, and also has many of the same benefits associated with acupuncture, including increased body flow. Are you experiencing pain that no doctor can seem to diagnose? You may have damaged nerves that can be treated with intramuscular stimulation. Schedule a consultation with us here at Human Integrated Performance.
What to Expect with Intramuscular Stimulation
Intramuscular stimulation is minimally invasive technique that helps reduce pain due to chronic muscle tightness. The technique involves inserting tiny needles to release muscle tension that is related to nerve problems. By breaking up these muscle knots the healing process can begin.
The procedure usually takes anywhere from 20-30 minutes. When the intramuscular stimulation needle is inserted, you might feel a cramping sensation for several seconds. Some people feel immediate relief, while others, after a brief moment of discomfort, will start to feel the pain lessen and notice an improvement in movement and function in their muscles. It might take several visits for you to notice significant improvement but intramuscular stimulation has been proven to work for those who experience pain due to muscle tightness.
Here at Human Integrated Performance in Edmonton, AB, we offer intramuscular stimulation. If you would like to learn more about this technique, just give us a call and we can give you all the information you need to see if this can work for you.