The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain

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UBC Gunn IMS Program – Faculty of Medicine
University of British Columbia

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What is IMS? Brochure
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What is IMS? Brochure

Patient Information - 4 page Brochure

An easy to read clinic handout for patients which provides a brief introduction to Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS Dry Needling).

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Many people who suffer from chronic pain become frustrated and depressed when their doctors cannot help. Some try medications and physical therapies (such as massage, physiotherapy and manipulations), even surgery, and do not find lasting relief.

This brochure explains how chronic pain can occur, even when there is no injury or inflammation, and describes a scientifically proven method for diagnosing and treating it.

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iSTOP's role is transitioning to
UBC Gunn IMS Program – Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
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