Dry Needling | Trigger Point Therapy | Muscle Pain Relief

Dry Needling

Dry Needling for Muscle Pain Relief

Dry Needling is a procedure, which utilizes a little strong fiber needle that is embedded into areas of muscle where pain is felt known as trigger points. Dry Needling does not utilize any injectable solutions or steroids, the needle itself and the impacts it has on the muscle tissue is the treatment. When a trigger point is formed it becomes tight and contracted cutting of the circulation of oxygen rich blood to the area of muscle. The contracted muscle knot also traps in toxins making it difficult for the body to heal the affected spot. The dry needle breaks down muscle fibers creating a alert response. Typically the patient will feel a slight ache sensation much like a muscle spasm amid insertion of the needle this is known as the “twitch response”.

The Twitch Response

The twitch response of the muscle decreases the muscle contraction, reduces chemical inflammation caused by trapped toxins, and decrease pain. The twitch response also causes the body to treat the are as a foreign invasion causing the immune system to activate a response to the affected area. The muscle contracted muscle fibers in the affect are loosened, which allows the body’s natural healing process to begin. Patients soon figure out how to perceive and even welcome the sensation of the twitch response knowing it brings about deactivation of the trigger point, and the end of their pain, while restoring the muscle to normal health. After 2-4 treatment sessions positive results are evident yet can differ relying upon the reason and length of time of the side effects and general soundness of the patient.

Successful Pain Relief

Dry needling is a successful treatment for both acute/mild and chronic pain symptoms. Dry Needling is proven to support relief with conditions of:

  • Neck/Back Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Tennis/Golfers Elbow
  • Headaches
  • Hip and Gluteal Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Achilles Tendonitis/Tendinosis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sciatica
  • Muscular Strains/Ligament Sprains
  • Chronic Pain
  • Athletic Performance

Dry needling is additionally utilized to help restoration of muscle from damage, and even helpful providing protection from future pain symptoms. Dry needling is a powerful method for finding and eliminating neuromuscular problems that prompt pain within the body. If you are suffering from any of the pain conditions previously mentioned pain conditions please do not hesitate to call. (337) 477-2876.

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