The way you experience pain is unlike anyone else. That’s why it is critical that your chiropractic treatment plan is tailored to fit your specific pain. At Proactive Chiropractic, we offer a wide range of treatment options for all pain conditions, including dry needling or dry needle therapy.
Dry needling is a safe and effective technique for patients struggling with musculoskeletal pain. During the procedure, a thin monofilament or filiform needle is placed into the skin to treat trigger points in the muscle or tissue. The term “dry needling” refers to the use of these needles that don’t contain medication to inject into the skin.
Trigger points are also known as “knots” or sensitive spots in your soft tissue. Often, these trigger points cause serious back and neck pain as well as pain in other areas around the body. During a dry needling procedure, the needle is placed directly into the trigger point to help alleviate pain.
During your procedure, you may experience some level of discomfort due to the insertion of the needle. Yet, the discomfort won’t last. Most patients state they feel pain relief soon after the treatment is complete.
Dry needling and acupuncture are often confused. Yet, acupuncture is a traditional procedure originating from Chinese medicine and based on creating balance within the entire body. Dry needling targets pain relief in specific areas of the body, instead of the body as a whole.
Research completed on the effectiveness of dry needling supports its use in relieving multiple sources of pain within the body. Although it can be effective on its own, dry needling works best when combined with other types of non-invasive treatment options such as those offered through traditional chiropractic care.
We offer a wide range of services to help you find true pain relief. For more information about dry needling or to schedule your appointment today, give us a call at 704-659-3311 or send us a message.
Dr. Khlebopros is well known in the greater, NC area for his expertise in chiropractic care, using “crack” free procedures through the use of an activator or ArthroStim, which offer chiropractic adjustments with little to no discomfort.