Dry needling is a technique used by physical therapists, chiropractors, and other healthcare practitioners to treat musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. The technique involves inserting thin, sterile needles into specific points on the body, known as trigger points, to stimulate the release of tight muscles or alleviate pain.
Unlike acupuncture, which is based on traditional Chinese medicine and aims to balance the body’s energy flow, dry needling is based on Western anatomical and physiological principles. The needles are inserted into the muscle tissue at the trigger points, which are areas of muscle spasm or tightness that can cause pain and limit range of motion. The insertion of the needle stimulates the muscle fibers and triggers a response that can help to release the tightness and alleviate pain.
Dry needling is often used to treat conditions such as chronic back pain, neck pain, headaches, and sports injuries. The doctors at Elite Performance Chiropractic are here to assist you in alleviating your pain.
To learn more about dry needling or to see if it is a good option for you, contact Elite Performance Chiropractic at (312) 573-1800.