Baton Rouge dry needling therapy can be delivered by chiropractor Baton Rouge. Dry needling is a treatment that is used to treat pain and improve mobility without the use of medication.
It is not the same treatment as acupuncture, which is based on traditional Chinese medicine. Dry needling is a modern technique that is supported by research on its effectiveness.
What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling, as the name suggests, uses a very thin needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate a trigger point underneath. A trigger point is a band of skeletal muscle that is
located within a larger muscle group.
Trigger points may cause pain or discomfort when touched or may even cause pain in different parts of the body.
Using a needle allows these trigger points to be reached as other treatments (e.g. massage therapy) may not be capable of manipulating these areas.
What can Baton Rouge Dry Needling therapy treat?
Dry needling is used to reduce pain or increase mobility by affecting the targeted trigger points. In physical terms, it can reduce the tension in muscles and allow them to relax. This will quickly reduce pain in areas where that pain has been caused by muscles being locked into one position (tensed) and unable to relax.
It can also affect how pain messages are sent through your nervous system from the target area, reducing pain even more effectively. With this pain reduction and loosening of the muscles, range of motion returns.
Is Dry Needling Safe?
When performed by a trained and skilled therapist such as those at Ozark Chiropractic Clinic, Baton Rouge dry needling is safe.
Sterile needles are used, and the therapist will use the appropriate protective equipment to ensure both your safety and ours.
Who can use Baton Rouge dry needling?
Patients who need to treat conditions caused by tense muscles or spasms are the prime candidates for dry needling treatment. TMJ conditions affecting your jaw, arthritis, muscular and ligament strains, herniated discs and other conditions can all be alleviated by the use of dry needling techniques.
Preparing for Baton Rouge Dry Needling
Dry needling is an effective treatment that we carry out in a safe and effective manner. If you haven’t experienced the therapy before, you may not know what to expect.
We always put the needs of our patients in first place and so will take care of you and ensure that you are comfortable. The procedure will be explained to you so there won’t be any surprises.
Dry needling can cause a small amount of pain during the process, but this is temporary, and the treatment will reduce the symptoms of the issues that are being treated.
We treat every patient uniquely, working on your individual health goals and helping you to live your best life, pain free and in good health.
To book an appointment or to find out more about Baton Rouge dry needling, please visit us or call Ozark Chiropractic Clinic on (225) 927-8160 soon.