Dry needling is becoming a more common procedure used to treat impairments in movement and pain. During this process, a dry needle is inserted into the muscle. It is called a dry needle because it does not have medicine in it. You may also hear it referred to as trigger point dry needling or intramuscular manual therapy. Dry needling is not the same process as acupuncture, although it is commonly confused with it. If you are interested in dry needling and live in the Jupiter FL, area, contact La Ruffa Chiropractic & Sports Rehab to schedule an appointment.
What are Trigger Points?
Trigger points are areas where the muscle is tight within a larger group of muscles. These areas may be tender when you touch them. When you touch this area, it may cause pain in other parts of the body. When a trigger point is stimulated with a dry needle, it releases. Releasing trigger points will relieve your pain, improve your mobility, and improve your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
What Happens During Dry Needling?
Thin filiform needles are used for dry needling. These needles are inserted into the skin to stimulate the trigger points and tissues under the skin. Using needles allows therapists to reach areas that they would not be able to get with their hands. Protective equipment and gloves are used during this process. The needles are sterile and disposed of properly after use.
Why Choose La Ruffa Chiropractic & Sports Rehab?
All of us at La Ruffa Chiropractic & Sports Rehab know that you can choose any chiropractor for your needs. We provide all of our patients with a deep level of care to meet their needs. We know everyone is unique, and we focus on your individual needs. From the first visit, we make you feel comfortable and provide a stress-free environment.
Our focus is your complete health to reduce the pain you feel. We provide an assessment to determine your needs and create a treatment plan specific to you and any concerns you have. We work with you to make lifestyle changes that may help reduce the pain you feel, along with the treatments we provide in the office. Call us today at (561) 745-1002 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.