Dry needling is a unique and powerful tool for conditions including:
- Back Pain/Sciatica
- Neck Pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Hip Flexor Tendinitis (Common in Runners)
- Jaw pain
- Shin Splints
- Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Peripheral Neuropathy
Dry needling works to help the body heal itself naturally and without medication. The result is pain relief through decreased muscle tension, increased blood flow, and decreased inflammation. During dry needling thin needles are used to penetrate the skin and stimulate trigger points within the body.
Commonly, many people deal with "trigger points" or "knots" that do not respond to stretching or massage. These trigger points are released during a dry needling treatment leading to lasting improvement in flexibility and reduction and muscular pain and stiffness. That's why it is often used in treating sports injuries.
Dry needling can be adapted to improve blood flow to joints increasing flexibility and range of motion leading to relief of arthritis symptoms. It is common for patients to have enough relief through dry needling that they can avoid or postpone total joint replacements. Blood flow helps with nerve pain anywhere in the body including sciatic pain, shooting arm pain, migraines, and other pain.
Additionally, more blood flow from dry needling can lead to permanent reduction in pain by balancing the inflammatory process and regulating pain. This includes activation of natural pain killers produced within the human body leading to relief from fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy, and a range of other chronic pain.