Dry Needling

Dry Needling in Urbana, OH

The name ‘dry needling’ may not sound pleasant, but the list of benefits achieved through this therapy speaks for itself. Dry needling is safe and you will only experience mild discomfort during the procedure. It has proven to be an effective technique for patients with certain musculoskeletal injuries and pain.

The team of experts at Donay Chiropractic Life and Wellness Clinic are skilled and highly trained in best practices to administer dry needling therapy for the safest and most effective results.

How Dry Needling Works?

Using a thin monofilament needle, the specialist penetrates the skin and treats underlying muscular trigger points that may be impairing your mobility, reducing your functional range of motion, or causing you significant pain!

By stimulating the tissue with the microfilament needle, it enables a release, causing the tissues to relax and remove tension in the target area. This helps to restore your full range of motion, as well as relieve chronic and acute pain.

It’s important to note there is a significant difference between dry needling and acupuncture. Dry needling is performed by different practitioners with more specified and advanced training. Acupuncture is based on Eastern medicine, while dry needling is rooted in Western medicine and based on research-backed studies that have shown this therapy to offer real relief and recovery for musculoskeletal injuries and pain.

What is a Trigger Point?

So, what is a trigger point? A trigger point is a seized or tight band in a muscle fiber that can inhibit function, restrict the range of motion, cause pain, or local tenderness. When dry needling is applied to a dysfunctional muscle or trigger point, it can decrease banding or tightness, increase blood flow, and reduce localized pain.

What Conditions can Dry Needling Treat?

Dry needling treats muscle tissue and its goal is to reduce your pain, deactivate trigger points, and restore functional movement. This therapy is often used in conjunction with other chiropractic and physical therapy treatments. Dry needling can be used for a wide variety of musculoskeletal issues, such as:

  • Shoulder pain/tightness
  • Neck pain/stiffness
  • Heel pain
  • Hip pain
  • Back pain

Looking for Dry Needling Therapy?

If you are suffering from a painful and immobilizing musculoskeletal injury, you may be a candidate for dry needling therapy! The best way to determine if this therapy is right for you is to have your condition diagnosed by the professionals at Donay Chiropractic Life and Wellness Clinic! Call our offices or book an appointment online today!


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