Is your quality of life compromised by muscles aches or pains? Painful muscles can make a huge impact in your quality of life. Whether it’s an acute injury or long-term soreness, having stiff limbs can make day to day tasks much more arduous. Dry needling is a lasting, fast alleviation of muscle discomfort. This mode of treatment is one of the most effective techniques for managing painful or stiff muscles, helping you achieve more comfortable daily living.
La Grange Chiropractic in La Grange, Kentucky is led by Dr. Petrucci who has practiced for over 20 years with the goal of helping people achieve optimal health and wellness. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more about how you can benefit from dry needling.
What is dry needling?
Dry needling– also known as myofascial trigger point dry needling– is a medical technique that can provide relief to muscular pain or stiffness that may be compromising healthy functionality.
What can dry needling treat?
Dry needling can treat a number of different sources of muscle pain. Muscles can become painful when they develop nodules (or knots) or tight bands and if they become locked in place. Muscular knots are usually caused by:
- Overuse of the muscle
- Physical trauma to the muscle
- Inadequate posture
- Lack of physical exercise
- Inadequate sleep
- Vitamin deficiencies
- Compressed nerves
Tight bands of muscle can cause pain locally or send signals of discomfort throughout the body, as other muscles need to compensate for the knotted muscle.
When muscles become ‘locked’, they can cause chronic pain and restrict your movement. Dry needling can ‘reset’ these muscles to restore movement and alleviate pain.
How does dry needling work?
Thin, sterile needles are carefully administered into the skin, stimulating the muscles via their trigger points, which are the taut bands of muscle. By stimulating these areas, dry needling releases the tension and promotes normal muscular movement.
What are some benefits of dry needling?
Dry needling is ideal for relief of muscular pain and discomfort since it disrupts muscular cycles in such a way that other approaches fall short to do. Dry needling can help:
- Ease muscular pain
- Reduce muscular tension
- Restore normal range of motion
- Speed up recovery of more serious muscle injuries
Dry needling is among the most effective, rapid-acting and long-lasting forms of muscle relief.
Who is a good candidate for dry needling?
Dry needling is ideal for patients with deep-seated muscle knots, acute injuries, muscle spasms or imbalanced muscle movement. To find out if you may be an ideal candidate for dry needling, schedule your consultation with us at your earliest convenience.
Don’t let chronic pain impact your quality of life. If you have recently suffered a muscle injury, experience muscle spasms or other muscular abnormalities, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to restoring your wellness!