It’s no secret pain affects how your body moves. Tightness in your legs, back, shoulders, or neck restricts what you can accomplish. Familiar tasks can become needless difficult, and painful to accomplish. One way to address this issue is through dry needling. At Back To You Chiropractic and Rehab, dry needling is one of many techniques we use to help the body and mind work together more productively. For many patients, dry needling can alleviate pain and restore flexibility.

dry needling being performedMyofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling

Myofascial refers to the tissue that connects muscles to other muscles, tendons, and bones. As you may be familiar with, muscles can develop areas that feel tight or knotted. Dry needling targets these trigger points. A trigger point is a tight band of muscle tissue. Because of this tightness, the range of motion is restricted, and individuals usually feel pain in the area. During dry needling, your practitioner inserts several filiform needles into your skin at various depths for various durations. These needles are fine, short, stainless steel needles. They are called ‘dry’ because they do not inject any fluid or medication into the body. Dry needling helps release the knotting in muscles relieving pain or reducing spasms. Often, the method is used in treating sports injuries, muscle pain, and even fibromyalgia pain.

The Benefits of Treatment

There are numerous benefits to getting dry needling treatment. However, the primary benefit comes in the relief it provides for muscle soreness and joint aching. Depending on the type of pain an individual is experiencing, your chiropractor will place the needles more deeply or merely superficially for various durations but usually not more than 15 minutes. In this way, dry needling eases the pain patients experience due to:

  • Joint problems
  • Disk problems in the back
  • Tendinitis
  • Migraine and tension-type headaches
  • Jaw and mouth problems
  • Whiplash
  • Repetitive motion disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cramping and phantom pain

Often, patients report import improvement in their conditions not long after their first sessions. At Back To You Chiropractic and Rehab, our primary concerning is decreasing the pain you experience, increasing your range of motion, and your ease of movement. We do all this because it sets a standard for your wellness, allowing you to live the active life you want. After treatments, patients may experience soreness in the treated area, not unlike the feeling one has the next day after an intense workout. It’s a sign the body is healing by re-learning how to work free of pain or discomfort. Neck and back pain, shoulder pain, headaches, knee or other joint issues, sciatica, or athletic injuries don’t have to hold you back any longer. With myofascial trigger point dry needling, your doctor can not only alleviate pain but reinvigorate your body.

Back To You Chiro

Alleviating pain and giving clients back their full range of movement is one of our goals here at Back To You Chiropractic and Rehab. Myofascial trigger point dry needling is just one of many techniques we use to help our clients. For example, some other chiropractic services we offer include:

We design these treatments and others is to decrease your pain, increase your functionality., and give you a maintenance program to reduce or prevent future back problems. By treating the whole body, Back To You makes wellness and health a lasting condition. Every client posses unique treatment needs. Therefore, we make it a point to work with clients to tailor therapy to their wants and needs

There’s no reason for pain to keep you from living the lifestyle you desire. Whether it’s playing with your children or joining your friends in activities, we can provide the physical therapy Silver Spring, MD residents know they can turn to meet their goals. So contact us today at 301.298.3581 to find out more details about how we can help you overcome and manage your pain issues.