Dry Needling is part of our integrated approach that can address both acute and chronic conditions. It is a tool that allows for precise targeting of muscles that are difficult to access with hands alone. Targeting these tissues with dry needling not only decreases pain in the area, but also addresses the overall dysfunction that could be creating symptoms elsewhere. The patient should notice better range of motion, and decreased pain. When applied correctly, this can have a huge impact on overall mobility, healing from injuries, and improving biomechanics.
Understandably, many people have concerns about the size of the needles associated with this therapy, however, they are quite tiny! The needles we use are standard acupuncture needles.
On your first visit with Dr. Blackwell or Dr. Rodriguez, they can tell you if dry needling is right for you. We offer some of the most affordable pricing in the area, so don’t hesitate to make your first appointment and take charge of your health. Book your visit today!
Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment that has been used for thousands of years. It involves inserting extremely fine sterile needles into specific points on the body to restore balance and promote healing. There are over 2,000 acupuncture points on the body according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, and these are connected by energy pathways called meridians. Acupuncture works by helping the flow of this vital energy, known as chi or qi, which is disrupted when we experience pain or other signs of illness.
Dry needling is a newer practice that is similar to acupuncture in that needles are inserted into the skin. It is primarily used to treat muscle pain caused by trigger points that form when muscles are overused or injured. It is a great therapy for shoulder pain, such as rotator cuff problems and biceps tendinitis, neck pain, low back pain, iliotibial band syndrome (ITB), Achilles tendinitis and tennis elbow. The benefits of dry needling are that it is more targeted and can be done on your own or paired with physical therapy.
Studies have shown that acupuncture can help to boost the immune system by activating the release of chemicals associated with natural healing responses. These chemical messengers are sent throughout the body to increase blood circulation and reduce inflammation. The end result is a reduction in your pain and an improvement in your overall well-being. Schedule an appointment with PSL Health Center to see if Dry Needling can help you improve or recover faster.
Dr. Blackwell can create a chiropractic plan that is right for you. Our prices are amongst the most affordable in town. Make your first appointment and let us help ease your pain.