Here at Arizona Sports Chiropractic & Wellness, we are proud to offer dry needling! Dry needling aims to address neuromuscular conditions, relieve pain, and improve range of motion. During your scheduled appointment, we will insert a small needle into specified areas of your body depending on your unique and individual needs.
Dry needling follows evidence-based guidelines, recommended point locations, and dosages for treatment of specific conditions. Our goal is to improve pain control and reduce muscle tension through this technique.
What is Dry Needling?
Dry Needling is a skilled intervention performed by a health care professional. This professional uses a fine filiform needle to penetrate the skin, creating a healing response in the tissue that has been lesioned. Tissues contributing to neuromuscularskeletal dysfunction can be dry needled, including muscle, fascia, tendon, capsule, ligament, peri-neural structures, and microvascular structures.
In which situations would Dry Needling be used?
Patients who present with pain syndromes, neuromuscularskeletal disorders, and movement impairment syndromes can all benefit from dry needling.
Simple muscle tightness, strains and sprains, an overworked body needing recovery, muscle activation, swelling reduction, and pain modulation are all clinical examples for the use of dry needling.
Are there any side effects?
Every medical intervention carries its risks and rewards. Your medical provider has been properly trained in safe needling techniques to minimize the risk of adverse events. Talk with your health care provider about the risks associated with dry needling for your particular injury.
What are some of the benefits of dry needling?
*REDUCES LOCAL AND REFERRED PAIN
*IMPROVES RANGE OF MOTION
*SPEEDS UP THE RECOVERY PROCESS
*REDUCES PERIPHERAL AND CENTRAL SENSITIZATION