Here at Morter Family Chiropractic in Murfreesboro, we offer dry needling pain relief treatment in addition to chiropractic care. Dry needling can be especially effective in helping resolve painful trigger points in shallow and deep muscle tissue. Technically called myofascial trigger points, you may feel these as very tight, painful knots or nodules that make certain movements painful and stiff. Dry needling helps release these trigger points and helps improve blood flow to help heal the area. To find out if you are a good candidate for dry needling treatment, schedule an appointment with Murfreesboro chiropractor Dr. Josh Morter to learn more.
Dry needling has a very specific therapeutic purpose: alleviating muscular pain due to myofascial trigger points. These trigger points can develop because of overuse and imbalance in the muscles, which then develop these tight, sore knots of tissue. In addition to making it hard to move, these trigger points can restrict blood flow in that area, which only complicates the problem further. These stiff, sore knots impinge on your range of motion and can cause referred pain that radiates to other areas and causes imbalances in movement generally. This can lead to further injury and pain.
Dry needling treatment involves Dr. Morter strategically inserting extremely thin, sterile, stainless steel needles (similar to acupuncture needles) into and around these trigger point knots. This process helps release the trigger points, enabling more blood flow to get into those starved knots so they can heal and move normally again.
Once the trigger points are resolved, circulation can begin bringing nutrients and oxygen back into the starved muscle tissue to accelerate healing. This muscular pain relief treatment is a good complement to chiropractic care, which helps to restore optimal nervous system function and balance to the body.
There is usually a little prick or sting upon the initial insertion of the needles, but they are so thin that any discomfort is temporary. Most patients report a much needed tension release in their trigger points. Some have minor bruising that resolves in a couple of days.
Chiropractic care and dry needling can be incredibly helpful for patients who have complex musculoskeletal pain conditions that require both spinal adjustment techniques as well as soft-tissue treatments. If you have tight, painful knots of tissue built up in your muscles that cause pain and difficulty moving, Schedule an appointment with chiropractor Dr. Josh Morter today. He can create an individualized pain relief treatment plan to help you resume normal, pain-free activity again.