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Dry Needling

Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness

Chiropractors & Bioidentical Hormone Specialists located in Collierville, TN & Memphis, TN

If you suffer from chronic pain but want to avoid addictive pain medicine and surgery, the experts at Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness, with four offices throughout Greater Memphis, Tennessee, are here for you. They offer innovative dry needling to stimulate your body’s natural healing response and reduce pain naturally. To learn more about how dry needling can help you, call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.

Dry Needling Q & A

What is dry needling?

Dry needling, or trigger point dry needling, is a holistic procedure your provider uses to treat myofascial pain, an uncomfortable condition that affects the connective tissue covering your muscles. Trigger points are tight, highly sensitive or painful areas of muscles that cause localized discomfort or pain in other parts of your body.

What is dry needling used for?

Your provider at Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness might recommend dry needling if you suffer from one of the following conditions:

  • Tight muscles
  • Limited range of motion
  • Joint problems or pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Disc problems
  • Tension headaches
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders 
  • Whiplash, neck pain, or back pain
  • Spine problems
  • Repetitive motion disorders
  • Chronic pain

Some of the many benefits of dry needling include improved blood flow, reduced pain and muscle tightness, and restored musculoskeletal function. 

What happens during dry needling?

During dry needling, you relax on a comfortable table or chair while your provider inserts tiny needles at strategic areas in muscles and connective tissue. You might experience a sensation of muscle soreness or twitching during needle insertion. Your provider at Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness may place needles superficially or deep, depending on the type and severity of your condition.

The length of time the needles remain in place varies. Your provider might use an in-and-out technique by inserting the needles for a few seconds and removing them, or leave needles in place for 10-15 minutes or longer. 

Is dry needling right for me?

To find out if you’re a good candidate for dry needling, your provider determines the cause of your discomfort. They review your medical history, ask about your symptoms, and complete a physical examination. Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness provides on-site X-rays when necessary to determine the most appropriate treatment plan.

Which additional pain treatments are available?

In addition to dry needling, your provider might recommend additional holistic solutions, such as:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Massage therapy
  • Heat or ice therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Exercise rehabilitation
  • Mechanical traction
  • Ultrasound
  • Electric muscle stimulation

They personalize each treatment based on your needs to optimize results and offer long-lasting relief.

Don’t live with tight, tense muscles or chronic pain when numerous holistic solutions are available at Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness. Schedule an appointment by phone or online for pain relief and healing today.