Dry needling stimulates the system to heal unlike other manual techniques. Dry needling can be used to reduce pain, improve blood flow, and oxygenation when other techniques have failed.
We use Integrative Dry Needling as a way to make changes in movement and pain that improve your quality of life. Dry Needling increases blood flow, reduces inflammation, and muscle tone to help you feel better.
HOW DRY NEEDLING WORKS
Dry needling in an area of muscle tightness or guarding stimulates a cascade of events that promotes healing and pain reduction.
Decreased Muscle Tightness
When you have pain, often the muscles around the area will tighten in order to protect the injured site. This in itself can be very painful, almost like a cramp or Charlie horse type pain. Dry Needling can help break the nerve stimulus that is causing the muscle guarding and allow the muscles to relax.
Increased Blood Flow
With muscle tightness, comes a reduction in blood flow. If I can’t enough blood and/or oxygen to an area, the muscles are going to fatigue and fatigue brings on pain. Dry needling has been shown to increase oxygenation in an area for up to 15 minutes.
We all know that inflammation causes pain. In new injuries, that is a good thing. It lets us know something is wrong and needs fixed. In chronic pain or system wide inflammatory disorders, the inflammation is not warranted. For these conditions, if I can reduce inflammation, I can reduce your pain. Dry Needling has been shown to reduce inflammation.
Dry Needling For Low Back Pain
Here we are using electrical nerve stimulation with the needles is a long term low back pain with pain referring down the leg. We can help stimulate the muscles and increase blood flow all while reducing pain.
Dry Needling for Ankle Sprain
With a new ankle sprain, you want to make sure the swelling and healing response happens as normal as possible. Here we are using needling to help speed the recovery process. She was back playing rugby in 2 weeks.
Dry Needling for Headaches and Migraines
Do you struggle with migraines and headaches? Dry Needling can be a game changer!
Dry Needling For Shoulder
Dry Needling for shoulder pain is a part of a rehab plan can help increase the speed of recovery while reducing pain.
Dry Needling can be used for a variety of pain conditions: