Dry Needling

Dry needling is a highly effective treatment for various muscle and inflammatory conditions and can be used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal complaints.

dry needling

Dr. Dalton and Dr. Kristen are both certified in Dry Needling, which is another form of needling technique. It is not acupuncture but uses similar needles. Dry Needling is strictly used for musculoskeletal conditions and it involves inserting a thin, metal acupuncture needle directly into a trigger point or tight and spastic muscle. Needling allows us to break the pain cycle and decrease muscle contraction, reduce chemical irritation, improve range of motion, decrease pain, and improve ease of movement. It’s commonly used to reduce pain by the release of anti-inflammatory chemicals and endorphins, improve muscle function, and reduce swelling and scar tissue formation by increased healing.

Conditions Dry Needling helps:
Dry needling is a highly effective treatment for various muscle and inflammatory conditions and can be used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal complaints. Examples of such conditions include:​

Upper Back Pain

Lower Back pain

Shoulder pain

Tennis Elbow

Golfers Elbow

Tension Headaches

Hip and Gluteal pain

Piriformis

Sciatica

Upper Trapezius muscle tension

Achilles tendonitis/tendonosis

Plantar fasciitis

Muscular strains/Ligament sprains

Chronic pain

Pain persisting after back surgeries

Post surgery swelling, healing, and scarring