Functional dry needling is an invasive physical therapy technique that entails penetrating thin filiform needles into the skin to restore dysfunctional parts of the body. This treatment is undertaken in case of pain or movement impairments. The procedure stimulates trigger points along with muscular and connective tissues to improve body function and activity.
Benefits of Dry Needling
The Doctor detects trigger points and begins the technique so as to release any type of tension or pressure in the muscles. The treatment tends to the pain area and offers immediate pain relief. Dry needling can, hence, provide relief for muscular pain and stiffness.
In addition, easing the trigger points may improve flexibility and increase the range of motion. That's why this method is often used to treat sports injuries, muscle pain, and even fibromyalgia pain.
Dry needling is often taken up to speed up the recovery process post an injury. The recovery period of an injury is usually painful and long. Dry needling can conveniently do away with such pain and quicken the healing process.
Conditions Treatable with Dry Needling
Functional dry needling can treat more than just general muscle pain. Some severe physical conditions that can be effectively treated with dry needling are:
- Acute pain
- Neck and back pain
- Knee and calf pain
- Rehab from injury
- Myofascial pain and stiffness
- Plantar fasciitis
The effectiveness of dry needling entirely depends on the skill of the therapist. The technique, knowledge of anatomy, and efficiency in finding the trigger points are the key skills to master dry needling.
At Simply Chiropractic, we have a fully licensed expert. So, give us a call and visit our office so we may suggest the best treatment option for your physical ailments.
Note: Dry needling is by appointment only, and the cost is $35 per session per body region.
Give us a call at 720-400-6337, and we will book the earliest possible appointment for you!