We use multiple techniques, including dry needling, trigger point therapy, and minimally invasive whole-body techniques. This holistic method is used to treat pain in many areas of the body and is a go-to for those struggling with pain.
What to Expect During Acupuncture
During an acupuncture treatment, you may be asked to change into a gown. Acupuncture points are not always directly in the area of the pain you are experiencing, so the practitioner may need to reach points from head to toe. The thin needles are inserted to various depths into the appropriate points on the body. There is little to no discomfort with the needles. The practitioner may move or twirl the needles, apply heat or cold, or use mild electrical impulses to enhance the effects. The needles will usually remain in place for about 20-30 minutes as you relax. Most patients do not even feel needle removal.
Many pain conditions actually stem from misalignment or structural interference in the spine. Chiropractic care involves both manual and instrument-assisted adjustments to allow for proper function and motion in the spine. Chiropractic allows for optimal spine and nervous system health and can be used to treat migraines, neck, back and joint pain, as well as countless other issues.
Dry needling involves the use of needles to stimulate problematic tissue regions as well as to break up hard or knotted tissues, commonly known as “trigger points”. Trigger points can be superficial, or can reside deep within the tissue. Needles are inserted into the muscles at varying depths and stimulated. The term “dry” comes from the fact that fluid or medicine is not used or injected into the tissue.
Dry needling is not limited to trigger point therapy but is ideal for other musculoskeletal injuries including; muscle pulls, sprains, strains, tendonitis, and bursitis, to name a few.
What to Expect During Dry Needling
During an dry needling session you may be asked to change into a gown, depending on the treatment region. In general, as opposed to acupuncture, a dry needling session will focus on one region of the body. The needles used for dry needling vary in diameter and length, and can be adjusted or modified for patient tolerance. The needles will be inserted at varying depths and stimulated for a short period of time, generally only a few moments. It is to be noted that dry needling is a more aggresssive treatment when compared to acupuncture, so the patient may experience some discomfort.