Dry Needling is a technique used to treat myofascial pain, trigger point pain, tight muscles and muscle spasms.
A "dry" needle is used, meaning there is no medication injected (The needle itself is similar to an acupuncture needle)
The needle is inserted into the skin and into the areas of the muscle known as the "trigger point"
Scroll to bottom to see detailed Video of How Dry Needling works
-Reduce the muscle spasm(s)
-Relieves pain & Headaches
-Sports Injuries (gets you active quicker)
-Speeds Up recovery
-Anyone with an injury
-Joint and extremity pain
IF YOU HAVE:
DRY NEEDLING CAN HELP
Does Dry Needling hurt?
You may or may not feel the insertion of the needle. The specific needle manipulation is intended to produce a local twitch response that can elicit a very brief (less than a second) uncomfortable response
Some patients describe as an ache or cramping sensation.
The therapeutic response occurs with the elicitation of the local twitch response and is a desirable reaction.
What can I do to prepare for my therapy?
Eat a light meal 1-2 hours prior to your visit and wear loose, comfortable clothing that can be rolled up or down to access your areas of concern with the greatest ease.
What can I expect after treatment?
We are looking to get improvements even from the first visit such as increased range of motion, ease of movement and decreased signs/symptoms.
Many patients report being sore after the treatment in both the area treated and the area of referred symptoms. Typically this soreness lasts between a few hours and two days and there is occasional bruising. Soreness may be alleviated by applying ice or heat to the area and performing specific stretches for the treated muscle.
Dry Needling by some, may compare it to acupuncture as they are similar.
Call or Text for a consultation and to see if Dry Needling is right for you
Dr. J. Alvarez BS, DC, FDN.
In the image above, this is showing referred pain patterns
- Rams Horn Headache
- Referred pain up the neck / head
- Referred pain down the leg
Dry Needling has been remarkable at decreasing / eliminating these pain patterns
Because it decreases the "Trigger Point" that is causing the pain pattern.
It is a quick and effective treatment
We can help
Text us at 303-521-0130 for an appointment
Detailed 10 min Video of the Science behind why dry needling works
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