Dry Needling in Douglasville, GA
Dry needling is an extremely effective, painless technique that uses very fine needles to “deactivate” or “shut down” painful or knotted areas in the muscles. The needle can treat very deep parts of the muscle, which can help patients achieve amazing pain relief that they never thought was possible.
How Trigger Point Dry Needling Works
Small needles are inserted into the skin and muscle to release painful myofascial trigger points. The term “dry needling” is used because there is no solution injected into the body as is the case with a hypodermic needle during a flu shot. With dry needling, the needle itself produces the treatment.
When repetitive or overuse injuries occur, inflammation can be produced from the damaged tissues. The aggravated area becomes hypoxic (decreased in oxygen) which causes the body to produce scar tissue. When we place a needle into muscle, it will also produce a controlled lesion and cut between the individual muscle fibers. The body sees the needle as a foreign invader and will activate the immune system as a response. The cut muscle fibers also produce an inflammatory reaction that the body will respond to locally as well as all over the body to reduce inflammation systemically.
Common Conditions We Use Trigger Point Dry Needling For
- Neck, back, shoulder, hip & knee pain
- Chronic headaches
- Tennis elbow
- Plantar fasciitis
- Muscle & ligament strains
Dry Needling is Safe and Effective
Dry needling is safe and works quickly – in as little as 1 or 2 visits. Stretching, strengthening and foam rolling can prevent the condition from returning once the tissue has been restored to its original state.