“What Is Dry Needling In Aurora CO And How Can It Help With Pain?”
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Dry needling in Aurora CO involves multiple advances of a filament needle into the muscle in the region of a “Trigger Point.” The aim of dry needling is to achieve a local twitch response to release muscle tension and pain. Dry needling is an effective treatment for chronic pain of neuropathic origin with very few side effects.
This technique is unequalled in finding and eliminating neuromuscular dysfunction that leads to pain and functional deficits. The needle used is very thin and most subjects do not even feel it penetrate the skin. A healthy muscle feels very little discomfort with insertion of this needle, however, if the muscle is sensitive and shortened or has active trigger points within it, the subject will feel a sensation like a muscle cramp – “the twitch response.”
You may also feel a reproduction of “their” pain which is a helpful diagnostic indicator for the practitioner attempting to diagnose the cause of the patient’s symptoms. Patients soon learn to recognize and even welcome this sensation as it results in deactivating the trigger point, reducing pain and restoring normal length function to the involve muscle.
What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling involves the insertion of a thin filament needle to stimulate the healing process of soft tissues (muscle “trigger points,” fascia, tendons and ligaments, etc) resulting in pain relief and restoration of healthy physiology.
Research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, normalizes biochemical and electrical dysfunction of motor endplates, and facilitates an accelerated return to active rehabilitation.
What is a “trigger point”?
A myofascial “trigger point” is a hyperirritable point in skeletal muscle that is associated with a hypersensitive palpable nodule, or “knot.” This area becomes painful at the site can also “radiate” in predictable patterns.
What is the difference between Dry Needling and Acupuncture?
The objective and philosophy behind the use of dry needling by physical therapists is not based on ancient theories or tenets of traditional Chinese medicine. The performance of modern dry needling by physical therapists is based on western neuroanatomy and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Both Dry Needling and Acupuncture do, however, use the same tool; a solid needle filament.
Does dry needling in Aurora CO hurt?
Generally, the insertion of the needle in not felt. The local “twitch response” may provoke a brief pain sensation that has been described as a tingling, aching or cramping sensation.
Who can benefit from Dry Needling?
Anyone with any sort of musculoskeletal problems including, but not limited to: Acute/Chronic injuries, Headaches, Neck/Back pain, Tendinitis, Muscle Spasms, “Sciatica,” Hip/Knee pain, Muscle strains, Fibromyalgia, “Tennis/Golfer’s Elbows,” PFPS, Overuse injuries, etc.
Are there any side effects to Dry Needling in Aurora CO?
Side effects may vary among individuals. Typically, only mild muscle soreness or skin bruising.
Is Dry Needling covered by health insurance?
In most cases, it is a fee or cash based service provided only by a licensed Physical Therapists, however, we accept all insurance and we offer treatment even if you have no insurance too.
Ask your PT if dry needling in Aurora CO would be a beneficial addition to your rehab program.