This treatment is great for anyone dealing with a muscular skeletal injury where inflammation in the tissue exists due to trauma or an overuse injury. When done in conjunction with most physical therapy practices such as stretching, strengthening, and other modalities, dry needling works to alleviate symptoms of acute trauma, tightness, soreness, and general achiness. Once these symptoms are relieved, your physical therapist can begin correcting their cause. When you aren't trying to fight through the pain, you're able to progress to the next phases of treatment as opposed to fighting through constant inflammation.

Dry Needling Vs. Acupuncture

Despite common conception, dry needling is not acupuncture. Unlike the eastern medicine, which focuses on full body wellness, dry needling is spot-specific and works to treat a certain muscular skeletal issue that needs direct addressing. While acupuncture addresses meridians and flow within the body, dry needling is more muscle trigger point therapy. Dry needling is not a continued therapy, but a treatment that patients receive a handful of times to aid in progress. Once inflammation is reduced and treatment can progress, patients can expect better results through facilitated healing via physical therapy, chiropractic, and massage therapy.

When Dry Needling Can Help

If you are currently rehabilitating any sports injuries, contusions or bruises, muscle strains, an overuse injury, neck or back pain, or tendinitis, you may benefit from dry needling.
If you'd like to learn more about this therapy technique and how it could benefit your healing, please reach out to us at (406) 587-8446.

Seeing a Chiropractor for Pain

Almost everyone suffers pain at some point in their lives, and one of the options available is to visit a chiropractor. According to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, spinal adjustments can help to reduce pain...

Read More

Suffering from Forward Neck Lean? Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

What is Forward Neck Posture? Maybe you’ve never heard of the term Forward Neck Posture, but you’ve certainly seen it. Also quite commonly referred to as iHunch or Computer Neck, Forward Neck Posture affects mass swaths of the global...

Read More

Chiropractic Neck Pain Relief After a Car Accident

After a car accident, it is not uncommon for victims to visit a chiropractor. Even if a person does not sustain visible or life-threatening injuries, car accidents often result in tissue, nerve and joint damage. This can lead to chronic pain,...

Read More

5 Most Common Forward Neck Posture Symptoms

While there are thousands of Americans walking around with Forward Head Posture every day, from toddlers to senior citizens, many are completely unaware that they are dealing with this condition. More often than not, they will experience some of the...

Read More

Why Forward Neck Lean May Be Causing Your Constant Headache

When it comes to headaches, the list of possible causes can run longer than the Great Wall. And with the staggering number of people suffering from headaches, the reasons are sure to vary. In developed countries, nearly 33% of men and...

Read More

5 Reasons to Visit a Chiropractic Office

People who have never tried chiropractic care may wonder what the benefits are. Chiropractors adjust the spine in a manner that takes the pressure off of nerves and helps restore function. As a result, this care can help patients in a...

Read More

Will Chiropractic Care Help After a Car Accident?

Many people struggle to recover from injuries sustained from a serious car crash even with medication and treatment, but chiropractic care can help individuals find relief from the pain. A chiropractor is a type of health care professional...

Read More

Why Your TMJ May be Tied to Forward Neck Posture

We’ve talked a lot about how your Forward Head Posture can affect your body in a magnitude of ways—from back pain, to arm numbness, and even vertigo. Today we will be looking specifically at how Forward Neck Posture can be related to...

Read More