There are many results that come from the benefits of dry needling. Dry needling and acupuncture are often confused. While both use tiny needles that are placed throughout the body, they are different. More importantly, both of these practices produce different results. Acupuncture is based on Eastern medicine traditions while dry needling is considered a development from Western medicine. Dry needling’s main focus is getting rid of tight muscles and providing pain relief. Acupuncture focuses on restoring balance to the body.
Both offer different benefits and we encourage you to try both of them out to see what works best for you. At Bridge Physical Therapy, we offer dry needling as part of our services. We love the results that it gives our patients with pain relief and recovery.
Here are several reasons why you should consider getting dry needling:
Alternative Pain Relief
When you go to your general family doctor for pain relief, there is a high chance that they will give you a prescription. This prescription is usually for pills that manage pain, such as narcotics. The longer you have been having pain that has not gone away, the more likely you are going to be prescribed pain pills. Your doctor may also suggest over-the-counter pills like acetaminophen.
While pain pills and over-the-counter pills have their place, they can become problematic. A lot of the time pain pills are covering up the pain and not treating the actual problem. When you get to the root of the problem, you can start to get rid of the pain and start living again.
One of the benefits of dry needling is that you can get pain relief, treat the root of the problem, all while not using pain medication. Dry needling helps relax muscles and heal muscles that are tight and cause pain. It can also help loosen those muscles which may be the root of the problem.
If tight muscles are not part of the problem, our staff of medical professionals is willing to make a plan that treats the root of the problem. Each patient is unique, so every treatment plan is going to look different for every patient.
Managing pain can be extremely hard and takes a long time. For tight and knotted muscles there may seem to be no relief in sight. This can be frustrating and defeating, especially when you keep trying new ideas and recommendations. One of the great benefits of dry needling is that you get fast results. You do not need to wait weeks or even months to see any results. Most patients will feel and experience results after one session.
Dry needling inserts tiny pins into the body, but only in areas that are trigger points and tight muscles. This helps promote blood flow into those tight areas and will loosen up those muscles. This provides relief to those areas immediately. The blood flow helps promote continued recovery for the next several days.
Control Chronic Pain
If you have chronic pain, you understand how time-consuming it can become. Dry needling allows you to have someone else help you out with your chronic pain. This can be a great alternative to places such as pain management centers that use pain pills for a majority of patient situations.
Dry needling will help with chronic pain and give you some relief. It may not take away the chronic pain permanently or fix your medical condition. Our doctors enjoy working with chronic pain because they want to help people live their lives in the best way possible. Bridge Physical Therapy gives you the treatments that are most beneficial and effective. This lets you have peace of mind that you are getting the best treatment possible.
Recovery with Dry Needling
You move around a lot and use your body, even if you have a desk job. It is important to keep your body healthy and recovery plays a big role in that. If you are an athlete, you understand the need for recovery while practicing and exercising. Dry needling is a great way to start the recovery process.
Coming in for drying needling is going to allow your muscles to relax and not tense up. This helps prevent injuries that result from tight muscles. It also allows you to take some time out from your day and routine to relax and allow yourself to reset. Visit our office for a relaxing recovery experience.
Dry needling is also a great choice for recovery. If you have been hurt or have a lingering injury, give dry needling a try. Since dry needling helps speed up the recovery process, it allows your body to start healing tight and worn-out muscles. This allows your body to heal from the injury and get you back to doing what you love.
Improved Athleticism as one of the Benefits of Dry Needling
There is nothing that can take the place of consistent practice, but dry needling does help athletes. Whether you are a swimmer, runner, or football player, you can benefit from dry needling. Dry needling is a perfect fit for busy athletes. Especially those who want to focus on their sport. Athletes are constantly moving and practicing, which equals repetitive movements.
Over time, repetitive movements can muscle tightness and trigger points. Trigger points can cause referral pain and restrict an athlete’s range of motion. A limited range of motion can dramatically decrease an athlete’s overall performance. Loose muscles allow you to perform your best with a full range of motion. This can help you reach your goals for whatever sport or physical activity you are doing.
Keeping your muscles happy and healthy is possible with the benefits of dry needling. Give us a visit at Bridge Physical Therapy. Our professional staff is committed to your health and well-being. Let’s talk about your health goals and see what we can do to help you achieve those goals. Give our office a call to set up an appointment with one of our doctors.
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