Chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors practice a manual approach. Doctors of Chiropractic are specifically trained to detect and correct problems in the spine, often before the patient is even aware they exist.
Dry needling is a therapy for soft tissue injuries that involve inserting a thin needling into muscle in order to break down the site of injury. Dry needling can be effective for both new and old injuries by promoting blood flow and allowing the body to begin rehealing properly.
What is dry needling?
Dry needling is a growing therapy that can be used to treat myofascial trigger points, otherwise known as “knots” within the muscles. Trigger points can form due to lack of oxygenation to the tissue from the initial injury. Dry needling allows the site of injury to reheal by stimulating the brain to release endorphins which send signals for the body to send better blood supply to the needle area, thus allowing oxygen and nutrient supply to return so healing can begin.
Injuries that can be aided by dry needling include:
- Sprains and strains
- Tendinosis and tendonitis
- Disc injuries
- Carpal Tunnel
- TMJ issues
Why is it “dry” needling?
The term dry indicates that no outside liquid is being inserted from the needle. A “wet” needle is any sort of injection in which liquid is brought into the body, such as vaccination