Dry Needling Could Help If You’re Living With Aches and Pains
Have you heard of dry needling before? If not, allow us let you in on a helpful, pain-free therapy technique that may just change your life.
Dry needling has been proven to improve many musculoskeletal conditions, including acute and chronic injuries, overuse injuries, neck pain, headaches, back pain, sciatica, muscle spasms, muscle strains, tendinitis, knee pain, hip pain, fibromyalgia, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and more.
It’s a safe and efficient treatment option we offer here at Back 2 Health Physical Therapy. Dry needling is used to relieve pain and muscle stress while enhancing mobility at the same time.
If you are looking for pain relief in Sterling Heights, or if you want to get more details about how dry needling might help you, ask for an appointment today at Back 2 Health Physical Therapy!
Benefits of dry needling
There are tons of musculoskeletal conditions that can be handled with this treatment method.
Back 2 Health Physical Therapy in Sterling Heights has also found that the vast majority of our patients reached the pain-free outcomes they were looking for, when our conventional exercise-based therapies are combined with this therapy technique.
Our Sterling Heights physical therapist will let you know if this therapy teechnique is the appropriate treatment course for you, but only after performing a thorough assessment to determine the severity of your condition!
Does dry needling hurt?
When undergoing procedures, most of our patients report feeling little or no pain.
Our highly trained physical therapists know how to make the procedure as painless as possible, but with the application of the needle, some patients can still experience a “twitch response.”
This is equivalent to a rapid cramp or ache in the muscle. Sometimes, patients report feeling some muscle soreness during the 24-48 hours after the procedure, which typically goes away on its own.
By applying ice and/or heat packs and drinking plenty of fluids, sore muscles can be treated at home.
How does dry needling relieve pain?
Treatment methods are used by our licensed Sterling Heights physical therapists as a way to relieve pain.
While it is a common misconception, this treatment method is not acupuncture. It is based on a modern scientific study of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems.
While there are some similarities, dry needling is strictly based on Western medicine principles and research.
When performing this treatment method, our physical therapist will insert a sterile needle through the skin, into the underlying tendons, ligaments, or muscles that have been affected, in order to relieve pain, decrease muscle tension, and improve mobility.
It simply provides an environment that enhances the body’s ability to heal, ultimately reducing pain in the process.
Could dry needling relieve your pain?
There’s only one way to find out. Call our clinic today to learn more about the benefits of dry needling, and if it could be helpful for your pain condition.
If want to know more about our services, don’t hesitate to request an appointment at Back 2 Health Physical Therapy today. We’ll help you get you started on the path toward recovery!