Chiropractic Vernon BC Carpal Tunnel

Any kind of chronic pain from sciatica, arthritis a pinched nerve or many other disorders can be upsetting. Treating nerve pain with traditional medicine is difficult as often nerve pain does not respond to prescription pain relief including narcotics. Intramuscular Stimulation in Vernon is accepted as a viable form of health-care treatment. Our team is here to help.

Intramuscular Stimulation

IMS is another needling technique using slightly thicker needles to release short tight muscles that can compress joints and nerves, and therefore provoke and sustain pain for long periods of time.

Sterile needles are inserted into shortened, tight muscles, causing a relaxation effect, providing relief of pain and stimulating blood flow to aid in healing. The nerve and surrounding tissues become desensitized. The initial sensation can be a cramping feeling as the muscle grips on to the needle, followed by a feeling of release. There may be some short-lasting muscle soreness (similar in sensation to after a gym workout), but the feeling of release is immediate.

It may take a few sessions to get long-lasting relief, as muscle memory can cause the muscles to tighten again; usually, the benefit from treatment is cumulative and treatments can be spaced out after the first 2 weeks.

I have used IMS since 2005 when I was privileged to attend a course taught by Chan Gunn himself (the inventor of IMS) and was immediately inspired to use his knowledge and great teaching to the benefit of my patients in treating chronic pain and many other pain presentations. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Arthritis
  • Tendinitis – including Achilles Tendinitis and Tennis / Golfers Elbow
  • Headaches and TMJ
  • Whiplash
  • Neck, upper and lower back pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Myofascial pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Spondylosis
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Joint pain

Further information on IMS can be found on Chan Gunn’s website.

Contact Arise Physiotherapy in Vernon today and we will be more than happy to help you understand how we can help. Call (250) 309-1346 or book online.

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Arise Chiropractic and Wellness
100 Kalamalka Lake Road #7
Vernon, BC V1T 9G1

Contact Eric:
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P: (250) 540-3097