Dry Needling Therapy
Dry Needling is a form of functional medicine that uses sturdy needles that are inserted into the patient's skin all the way through to the muscle. This technique is used to release the painful myofascial tender/trigger points in the fascia (the connective tissue that helps structure and protects the body's muscles.
The procedure provides relief in the deep muscle tissue by releasing the tightness created by tight muscles caused by overuse or injury allowing for improvements in pain levels and movement and range of motion. Tender/trigger points can develop in any in the body. There are 400 muscles in the body that can be affected in addition, to areas nearby that can be affected by referred pain. At Nichols Chiropractor Manhattan our staff is well-trained, caring, and eager to help eliminate our patients’ pain.
What Types of Pain does Dry Needling Help?
The number of sessions and the amount of time per session depends on two things. The severity of the pain the patient is experiencing for patients suffering from an extremely high amount of pain their session may only last a few minutes.
The second thing that is taken into consideration is the patients’ ability to withstand the discomfort of the dry needling process. That is not to say that the needling is extremely painful it just means that some patients have a higher pain tolerance than others and those with a very high level of pain may not be able to complete a 30-minute session. The therapy sessions all depend on the individual patient. Dry needling is used to stimulate the nerve and tissue which loosens the muscles and tissues that become stiff and/or knotted causing the pain.
Dry Needle Therapy Helps with the Following Types of Pain:
- Pelvic pain
- Migraine and tension headaches
- Leg & foot cramps
- Mouth and jaw issues such as TMJ
- Back and spine problems such as slipped or disk issues
- Phantom pain such a toothache when you have dentures
- Whiplash caused from a car accident or traumatic injury to the neck area
- Repetitive jobs such as typing
- Joint issues
Benefits and Side Effects
The benefits include less or no pain, larger or full range of motion. Side effects can include bruising, bleeding at the injection site, fainting, fatigue, and soreness.
At Nichols Chiropractor Manhattan we are here to help you with all your pain problems. Dry Needling therapy a common functional medicine will be explained to you in full and questions will be answered before the procedure starts if you are uncomfortable and want/need to stop during the treatment our staff is accommodating to your needs. Call Nichols Chiropractor Manhattan, KS at 785-537-2211 to schedule an appointment today!