Everything You Need to Know about Dry Needling
Dry needling is a chiropractic treatment that has grown in popularity recently. But what is it, exactly? How does it work? And what are the benefits? In this article, we'll answer all questions and more. We'll start with a definition of dry needling, then explain how it works and the benefits it can provide. Finally, we'll discuss who should consider getting this treatment with us at Clark Chiropractic Clinic. We offer dry needling services at our chiropractic offices in Odessa, TX, and Midland, TX.
What Is Dry Needling?
Dry needling is a chiropractic technique that involves the insertion of skinny needles into the skin. The hands are then moved around to stimulate the underlying muscles and tissues. This type of treatment is also sometimes referred to as myofascial trigger point dry or trigger point dry needling.
How Does It Work?
Dry needling is thought to work by causing the muscles to relax and release tension. It may also help reduce inflammation and improve blood flow. This treatment is often used to relieve pain but can also treat other conditions, such as headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ), and carpal tunnel syndrome.
What Are the Benefits?
Dry needling can be an effective treatment for several conditions, both chronic and acute. Some benefits of dry needling include:
- Relief from pain
- Reduced inflammation
- Improved range of motion
- Increased circulation
- Enhanced muscle function
These are the potential benefits that dry needling can provide. If you’re dealing with pain, stiffness, or other issues that impact your quality of life, dry needling might help.
Who Should Consider Getting Dry Needling?
Dry needling is a safe and effective treatment for many people. However, some people should not get this type of treatment. These include pregnant women, people with bleeding disorders, and those allergic to nickel in needles. If you have any other health conditions, talk to your chiropractor before getting dry needling.
Are There Any Risks Associated with Dry Needling?
The most common side effect is mild bruising or soreness at the needle site. This bruising usually goes away within a day or two. If you experience these symptoms, please notify your chiropractor.
Contact Us for Dry Needling Today
Dry needling is a chiropractic treatment that can provide many benefits. Contact us at Clark Chiropractic Clinic to learn more about this treatment and schedule an appointment. We provide dry needling services at our Odessa, TX, and Midland, TX chiropractic offices. Call us at (432) 337-5553 to schedule an appointment.