Your body has a self-healing process. This power helps the human body to heal various kinds of pain over time without any external assistance. Unfortunately, this cannot happen all the time. In some cases, you need some external support to trigger that healing process. Dry Needling is one such treatment procedure that will help your muscles to feel relaxed and active to fight against pain.
What is Dry Needling?
Though the basic concept is similar, dry needling is different from traditional acupuncture therapy. But they have many dissimilarities too. Unlike traditional acupuncture, dry needling is based on modern studies of Western Anatomy. This includes the muscles, nerves and the skeleton of the human body. Typically this process is used to treat and heal muscular pain.
The treatment process involves very thin, dry needles that are inserted into various trigger points of the human body along with some tight muscles that generate pain, stiffness and discomfort. The main aim of this therapy is to restore muscle functions and improve the process of tissue healing.
Conditions that Can Be Treated with Dry Needling
Low back pain/tension
Benefits of Dry Needling
Relieve Muscle and Joint Pain
Since the needles target the trigger points in your body, it relieves muscle pain and tightness to a great extent. Your muscle and tissues can feel relaxed after the needles aim at those trigger points and release tension and inflammation to remove pain and tightness.
Improve Body Movement
After injuries or due to chronic pain in muscles, people often lose their natural capacity for body movement. With dry needling, their body movement can be improved a lot. Since the trigger points will release the pain and tension, you can move your limbs and other body parts easily.
Speed Up Your Recovery
Whether you have had surgery or suffer from an injury, this treatment procedure will help you to enjoy a faster recovery. The aim of this therapy is to promote faster recovery with healing.
Improve Chronic Pain
Myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia are two chronic pain conditions that can be improved a lot with dry needling. Hence, you can get relief from this long-lasting pain and discomfort.
To know more about dry needling, you can get in touch with the experts of Charles Read & Associates. Our clinic offers a wide range of osteopathy treatments to our patients with joint and musculoskeletal pain problems.