IMS Treatment

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2015/02/27 22:26:46 (permalink)

IMS Treatment

Just had this today on my back.

Iv been struggling with back pain for the last 6months, tried everything to stop it and no luck at all. A guy from my gym told me about this treatment and I tried it today with a guy called Gary Fleming in Harrogate, think he has a surgery in Nottingham as wel and literally as soon as he had finished I could notice a difference! I would recommend it to anyone struggling with pain. I think it's only him and 5 other people in the uk that are trained to do it.

Anyone tried it before?

There's abit on what it is here http://www.activesportsth...-muscular-stimulation/

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    Re: IMS Treatment 2015/02/27 22:45:58 (permalink)
    I would always be wary of anyone delivering a treatment that only five people 'can do' as this means there will be no evidence to support the claims.

    From the link it appears to be a modfied form of acupuncture. The physiological mechanism by which acupuncture 'works' is still unknown. It is most likely due to pain gait theory which is the stimulation of nerves which do not signal pain, thus blocking/lessening the effect of the pain 'nociceptors'. Areas of the brain responsible for pain perception become less active, whilst other areas are exicited. Couple that with a pleasant theraeautic effect which is basically just the touch of a professional and placebo due to your expectations and you have a seemingly effective treatment.

    There have been studies which show accupuncture to be no more effective than using tooth picks, or needles that don't actually go in, or needles in random places, or needles put in by an untrained practitioner.

    All in all if it has worked for you great. Many therapies still lack evidence but have seemingly positive effects. I may learn to do it one day simply because people like it..

    What other treatments have you tried before this?
    post edited by jack5r - 2015/02/27 22:49:31

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