Our doctor is certified in dry needling. Dry Needling is a form of manual therapy where fine needles are inserted into myofascial trigger points, tendons, ligaments, or near nerves to stimulate healing response in painful musculoskeletal conditions. Dry Needling is not acupuncture or any form of eastern medicine. It does not seek to alter the flow of energy (Qi) along traditional Chinese meridians for the treatment of diseases. Dry needling is a modern, science-based intervention for the treatment of pain and dysfunction in musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.
There are many benefits to dry needling including improved circulation, synovial fluid production, nerve conduction velocity, fibroblast reorganization (trigger point release), flexibility, strength, range of motion, collagen fiber reorientation, scar tissue mobility, healing cascade, range of motion, soft tissue extensibility, reduced hypersensitivity, tenderness to palpation, and pain (simultaneous neurochemical and gate theories).
Common Diagnoses: fibromyalgia/myofascial pain syndrome, cervicalgia, headaches (all types), shoulder impingement/pain, lateral/medial epicondylitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic pain, piriformis syndrome, achilles tendonosis, trochanteric bursitis, sciatica, hip flexor pain, hip/knee osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, low-back pain, and many more.
Dry needling produces clinical results. 95% of patients have expressed reduced pain following treatment and that pain relief typically lasts 2-3 days. These patients’ pain levels no longer surpass their baseline levels when returning to the office. The best results occur with 7 to 9 treatments. Reduction in pain allows for improved exercise and recreational activity tolerance, thus accelerating their rehabilitation.