IMS treatment can cause some mild discomfort or pain during the insertion of the needles, but this usually subsides quickly. Patients may feel a sensation of deep pressure or a slight ache as the needles are inserted into the trigger points within the muscle tissue. However, the discomfort is typically short-lived and is often outweighed by the potential benefits of IMS treatment.
After the needles are removed, some patients may experience temporary soreness or muscle stiffness in the treated area. This is a normal response to the treatment and typically subsides within a few hours to a day. Overall, while IMS treatment may cause some mild discomfort or pain during the procedure, it is generally well-tolerated and is considered a safe and effective treatment option for many people with chronic pain and muscle tension.