Functional Dry Needling® is not acupuncture, but rather a technique that adheres to a western medicine approach to
decrease pain in your muscles. The goal is to
restore normal muscle and joint function. This technique is
used in conjunction with a comprehensive evaluation that complements
some of our other treatment techniques.
The procedure uses a solid filament needle to treat
muscle trigger points. These points are a highly localized,
hyper-irritable spot in a taught band of skeletal muscle fibers. These
muscle trigger points play a role in producing and maintaining the pain
cycle. They can alter muscle performance, as well as generate pain along
common referral patterns. These points develop in muscle for various
reasons, including referred or local pain, inflammation, athletic injury
or other causes.
The benefits of needling can be:
• Decreased muscle soreness
• Increased flexibility
• Muscle relaxation
• Decreased pain
Typically, positive results are apparent within 4 to 6 treatment sessions
but can vary depending on the cause and duration of the symptoms. Functional Dry Needling® is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain,
rehabilitation from injury, and even pain and injury prevention, with
very few side effects.
Functional Dry Needling®, combined with other treatments in our office can help the following conditions: