At RxWellness Spine & Health we incorporate a wide variety of drug-free treatment options for the overall benefit of our patients. Once you consult with our chiropractors, they will customize a treatment plan and recommend the best course of care to treat your concerns. One possible treatment option is dry needling. Dry needling treatment is a great form of drug-free care that has a long list of health benefits for a wide variety of patients.
Dry needling compliments chiropractic care extremely well because it allows the chiropractor to treat musculoskeletal issues on a much deeper level without the need for medication. It is a minimally invasive technique that uses tiny filiform needles to target trigger points, improve blood flow, and improve circulation. The needles are not hollowed out like regular medical needles, and unlike with drawing blood some patients do not feel them being inserted at all.
Dry needling is extremely useful because it is able to target areas of deep pain when massage therapy might be ineffective or insufficient. The chiropractor is able to use the needles to help the muscles relax and release tension.
Immediate Benefits of Dry Needling
Some immediate benefits of dry needling that patients can expect to see either immediately or within a few hours of treatment are:
- Relief of trigger point pain
- Increase blood flow
- Increase circulation
Long Term Benefits of Dry Needling:
Some of the benefits of dry needling that patients can expect to see over a prolonged period of time are:
- Increase flexibility
- Increase Joint Mobility
- Ease Joint Pain
- Loosen Stiff Muscles
- Improve Athletic Performance
- Reduce Chronic Pain
- Faster Recovery Time
Conditions that can be treated by Dry Needling
Dry needling is a type of natural therapy that can help improve pain symptoms and provide an alternative to medication. People who receive dry needling and chiropractic care from a certified and trained professional see the most long term health benefits for a variety of conditions.
Some chronic conditions that dry needling can treat are:
- Ankle Sprains
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Hip Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Shoulder Dysfunction (adhesive capsulitis, impingement, rotator cuff strain)
- IT Band Syndrome
- Knee Pain
- Lower Back Pain
What to Expect From RxWellness
Once you come in for your appointment, you will have your initial consultation. The doctor will listen to your concerns to get a better understanding of your symptoms. They will do some necessary examinations, which could include X-rays. After the chiropractor has a full understanding of your presented symptoms, they will recommend a treatment plan. The recommendations could include dry needling and full body adjustment, intersegmental traction table, decompression table, or any other technique that the doctor believes would benefit you.
Your appointment may go a little like this:
Have a one on one talk with the doctor to fully explain your list of concerns. Do not leave anything out, even if you think it might not be important.
The doctor will try to understand how your body is currently performing. They may test your reflexes or recommend an X-ray.
After weighing your presented symptoms with the information they gathered during the examination, they will recommend the best treatment option for you.
They will treat the problem area with the best techniques for you. You would receive dry needling now if the doctor believes it would be best for you.
Dry Needling Combined With Chiropractic Care
Dry needling is not often used as a stand-alone treatment, and many patients see the most benefits when it is combined with a larger treatment plan. For example, if you are experiencing severe neck pains, the chiropractor may also need to do a neck adjustment. They may then need to incorporate dry needling into the treatment plan to relax the muscles and stop them from pushing the spine out of its newly adjusted alignment.
When you combine dry needling with chiropractic care, patients are able to receive relief from a wide variety of musculoskeletal concerns like:
- Sciatic Pain
- IT Band Syndrome
- Muscle Spasm
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Many other musculoskeletal issues
When you visit RxWellness Spine and Health, our number one priority is understanding your presented list of symptoms and then creating a treatment plan to best treat your concerns. Sometimes that treatment plan may include dry needling, and sometimes it might not. What is important to remember is that dry needling is a type of natural therapy that can help improve pain symptoms and provide an alternative to prescription medication. It has many immediate and long term health benefits that patients are able to enjoy. At RxWellness Spine and Health, we have a list of qualified chiropractors who can provide quality Dry Needling Treatments in Virginia, Maryland, & DC areas. If you have any questions, you can give us a call at (703)-904-9666 or book an appointment online at a location near you!
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