What is Dry Needling?
It is a technique where small needles are inserted into the myofascial trigger points, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. This stimulates the healing response of the body. It reduces the pain and discomfort.
How it works?
Fine needles are inserted into the points, a local twitch response (LTR) can be elicited. Through this, decreased muscle contraction, reduced chemical irritation, improved flexibility can be achieved. This also provides short term relief in the pain. The aim of the dry needling depends on the patient’s pathology. Inserting an acupuncture-like needle into the trigger point relaxes the muscles, boosts blood flow, diminishes inflammation, and triggers a healing response. This treatment also improves nerve communication and activates the release of your body’s natural pain relievers.
Benefits of Dry Needling:
• Get fast pain relief
• Better circulation
• Immediate reduction in local of widespread pain
• Healing starts immediately
• Regain your range of motion
Things like tight and painful muscles can restrict your movement. If you have multiple trigger points, you may experience severely limited mobility. And when you’re not active, your muscles weaken and lose mass. We at Align Body, often combine dry needling with a physical therapy program to rebuild the strength and fully restore the range of motion. Physical therapy also retrains your muscles, and this helps to prevent future trigger points.
Speed up the recovery
when you suffer an injury or had surgery, the best way to heal is to move the body. Physiotherapy becomes the primary treatment during your recovery. Though adding Dry Needling in the treatment can accelerate the healing process. It improves chronic pain conditions. Dry Needling can be beneficial in problems like, Myofascial and Fibromyalgia.
To learn more about Dry Needling give a call to Align Body today.