Dry Needling at Jones Chiropractic & Acupuncture
Have you been experiencing inexplicable pains in various parts of your body which seem uninjured? You may be suffering from a phenomenon called referred pain, with tight knots of muscle, called trigger points, sending pain signals to those trouble spots. You don't have to live with this kind of chronic pain. Thanks to an all-natural, drug-free therapeutic technique called dry needling, here at Jones Chiropractic & Acupuncture. We're proud to offer this service alongside our other natural healing services in Evansville.
What Is Dry Needling?
Dry needling is a technique that sometimes gets confused in the public mind with acupuncture because it uses similar needles to penetrate the skin and relieve pain. The two forms of care are actually quite different. Acupuncture works to release endorphins and re-balance nerve function throughout the body, using Traditional Chinese Medicine methods, such as the combinations of acupuncture points along channels called meridians. By contrast, dry needling focuses on one particular kind of problem: pain created by muscle tension. When muscles experience injury, they can react with a phenomenon known as motor banding. The muscles fibers shorten, tightening the tissues into trigger points. The trigger points may then cause both localized pain and stiffness, and referred pain to other parts of the body.
Dry needling is a method of relaxing and releasing those trigger points through direct muscular stimulation. The needles, which are called "dry" because they contain no medication, unlike hypodermic needles, are inserted into or near the affected muscle tissue. This change in the tissue interrupts the "feedback loop" of tightness and irritation, causing the muscles to loosen and calm down.
A Natural Complement to Our Range of Conservative Techniques
Dry needling is particularly effective when it is employed as a helpful complement to other techniques in holistic pain relief plan. Our Evansville chiropractor may prescribe it as an accompaniment to chiropractic adjustment, for instance, to make the muscles more responsive to the adjustments. It can also aid your traditional acupuncture and physical rehabilitation sessions as you recover from a debilitating injury or chronic disorder. We may recommend it for conditions such as post-herpetic neuralgia, tension headaches, migraines, TMJ pain, whiplash, disk issues, joint problems, and repetitive motion disorders. The technique is completely safe and causes no side effects apart from minimal temporary soreness at the treatment site.
Discover Dry Needling Benefits – Call Our Evansville Clinic Today
Could dry needling be the technique that finally solves your nagging pain problem? Come to Jones Chiropractic & Acupuncture and find out. Call our Evansville clinic at 812-402-8202 for an appointment!