What Is Dry Needling (and how can it help me)?
Dry Needling is a style of acupuncture that has grown popular over the last couple of decades. It is the preferred style used by many professional athletes!
Unlike most other acupuncture techniques, Dry Needling is based on modern science and knowledge of how muscles and nerves work. Dry Needling directly targets your muscles to relieve pain and improve function.
I’ve Heard of Trigger Points. What are those?
Trigger Points are sensitive spots in tight bands in your muscles. They cause predictable patterns of referred pain, weakness, limited of range of motion and impaired joint function. Normally, Trigger Points shouldn’t be there. Injury, stress or overuse of your muscles can cause them to form.
So How Does It Work?
Stimulation of a Trigger Point causes a “twitch response.” This “resets” the muscle. The muscle relaxes and starts to work normally again. By resetting the muscle, Dry Needling relieves tension on tendons, pressure on nerves and – most importantly – reduces pain. It also releases natural pain killers, improves circulation and has been shown to reduce inflammation in a trigger point.
Can It Help Me?
Patients with many conditions may benefit, including those with: headaches; knee, back shoulder or elbow pain; tendonitis/tendonosis; restricted range of motion, plantar fasciitis; frozen shoulder; whiplash injuries; and many others!
When Can I Get Started?
You can get get started as soon as possible! No referral needed. Contact our Acupuncture Clinic in Syracuse, NY at 315-935-5700 to book an appointment. Now, if you’re looking for a soothing spa treatment with hot rocks, incense and goofy flute music, this is not the treatment for you. However, if you’re looking to up your game, get out of pain and feel amazing, then you’ve come to the right place!