IMS Dry Needling

Shoulder_acupuncture_points_3_bIntramuscular Stimulation (IMS), commonly known as Trigger Point Dry Needling, eliminates the hyperirritable area in a muscle that cause acute and chronic pain in a variety of conditions including Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) and for post-surgical patients.  During treatment, a thin-filament needle is inserted directly into the trigger point within the muscle.  Once the needle penetrates the trigger point, it causes the muscle to twitch/spasm, breaking up the trigger point.

Dry Needling (IMS) helps to restore normal muscle length and function, while also reducing pain quickly and effectively.

Dry needling is not the same as acupuncture. Dry needling addresses the trigger points within the muscles, whereas acupuncture focuses more on energy flow, and the needle is not inserted into the muscle.  The same type of needle is used for both treatments.

At Altitude Collaborative Health we are always welcoming new patients! No referral is required.
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