What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling is a treatment used by a chiropractor that involves incredibly thin filiform needles penetrating the skin. The purpose of these needles is to stimulate certain trigger points. This treatment also stimulates the connective and muscular tissues. These areas are not easily palpable during chiropractic care. This treatment is called dry needling because there is no medication in the needle. The needles are not intended to give you an injection. If you are interested in dry needling and live in the Gallatin or Hendersonville areas, contact Shapiro Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center today.
The Benefits of Dry Needling
Dry Needling has been helpful for people that suffer from muscle tightness that does not improve with stretching or strengthening. It can help to relieve muscle spasms and pain. Dry needling has also helped those that suffer from a limited range of motion. It can improve the range of motion and flexibility. This treatment can be used to treat sports injuries and fibromyalgia. Dry needling has also been shown to improve symptoms of osteoarthritis, including knee and hip pain.
How Long Does it Take Before I Feel Relief?
As with any treatment plan, the results will differ for each person. For patients that are receiving their initial treatments, the effects can last for many days. The duration of these effects should increase as the treatment progresses. Most people will notice improvement within one to two days but may have some soreness immediately after the session. With each treatment, the positive effects should be felt sooner and should continue to improve with each session. Each person will react differently to the dry needling session. Some patients may have some bruising or bleeding after the session. That should also improve with each subsequent session.
Why Choose Shapiro Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center?
At Shapiro Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center, we believe that every patient is unique and requires an individual approach to care. We treat every patient like family and are dedicated to helping each one achieve optimal health. When life becomes challenging and stressful, we tend to overlook our needs and our health suffers. We want to help you find your way back to health. If you live in Hendersonville, Gallatin, or the surrounding area, and you are considering dry needling as part of your healthcare plan, call us today at (615) 822-5522 to schedule a consultation.