Dry needling is a westernized concept based on acupuncture. It is a fast and effective technique used for pain relief, targeting specific muscles with fine needles.
The needles relieve tension, increase blood flow to the region and improve efficacy of movement. It is possible to treat deep structures, such is the precision of the technique. It is a successful technique for many different problems, particularly chronic back and neck pain.
IMS (intra-muscular stimulation) is a specific type of dry needling focusing on the relief of chronic pain or acute pain caused by nerve irritation. It is particularly successful for the treatment of sciatica/slipped disc and headaches. It is a total assessment and treatment solution, often picking up areas of pain and dysfunction that are not reported on scans.