Dry needling, a new procedure to relieve pain and dysfunction, is becoming more popular. Dry needling is an attractive option for addressing conditions such as knee pain because it provides immediate pain relief. Our chiropractor has undergone many hours of training and ongoing skill reviews to become certified in dry needling. Before you seek out our dry needling services at Houma-Thibodaux Spine & Rehabilitation, there are a few things you should know.
Dry needling and acupuncture are not the same. Acupuncture focuses on the movement of energy, while dry needling is based on science. Dry needling is used to provide relief from chronic pain, relieve tension headaches, ease muscle tension, provide relief for people suffering from chronic pain issues or pain in the jaw, lower back, shoulders, and neck areas. The procedure is also touted to provide relief for TMJ (temporomandibular joint).
Here are six facts about dry needling you should know:
- The procedure is known as dry needling because the needle used does not inject medicine into the body.
- The needles used in dry needling are very thin to the point in which you can bend them with your finger. They are not the same type of needles used to administer shots.
- Since dry needling directly treats the painful or dysfunctional area, the pain relief that follows comes on significantly quicker than that of other therapies.
- More studies are being conducted to explain how dry needling eases muscle tension. It has also been known to relieve knee pain.
- Dry needling can be used by itself but more often than not it is used in combination with other forms of treatment, such as massage therapy, foam rolling, strengthening and stretching exercises, and electrical stimulation.
- Before undergoing dry needling, our LA chiropractor will assess your musculoskeletal system to determine if dry needling is an appropriate treatment for you.
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The team at Houma-Thibodaux Spine & Rehabilitation has the proper training and equipment to perform dry needling. Our LA chiropractor strives to offer the latest treatments and technology for our patients to relieve pain and dysfunction so that our patients can enjoy a quality of life they may not have been able to otherwise. For more information regarding dry needling or to schedule an appointment, call Houma-Thibodaux Spine & Rehabilitation today.