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Dry Needling – Therapy in Crofton

Precise Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is now providing dry needling therapy to the Crofton, Bowie, and Odenton, Maryland, communities. Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling, myofascial needling, or intramuscular manual therapy, offers an incredibly effective compliment to our already advanced and proven techniques here in our office. Here is a great additional explanation of dry needling from an orthopedic & spine therapy clinic. Additional benefits of the technique from reduced usage of pain medication, improved function of myofascial tissue following injury, resolution of referred pain, and improved physical performance are covered here in this article. This technique focuses solely on soft tissue injuries and dysfunction. The soft tissue includes muscles, the myofascial system, and the nervous system that controls and coordinates the joints of the spine and related skeletal structures. Treatment administered to the trigger point or myofascial injury can reset the muscle to optimal tone and range of motion with less pain and work than previous methods of soft tissue rehabilitation. Both chronic and acute (new) conditions may be addressed. Whether you were injured while playing sports, working, an accident, or a nagging injury showing up again, we have the experience to assist you to live a higher quality of life. The needles are slightly thicker than a strand of hair and are flexible to be gentle on your tissue.

Conditions Treated with Dry Needle Therapy

  1. Trigger Points
  2. Sprain-Strains
  3. Whiplash
  4. Scar Tissue
  5. Muscle Spasms
  6. Rotator Cuff Injuries
  7. Plantar Fasciitis
  8. Carpal Tunnel
  9. Headaches (due to neck tension)
  10. Bursitis
  11. Knee Injuries
  12. Ankle or Foot Injuries
  13. Chronic Tension from Extended Computer Use and/or Forward Head Posture.
  14. Myofascial Pain
  15. Referred Pain Patterns

So what exactly is dry needling?

It is important to understand that this is not acupuncture. The goals and methods of treatment between dry needling and acupuncture are completely different. The application and administration of dry needling is based off the findings of a thorough musculoskeletal and soft tissue exam. The exam findings are correlated with your past health history to determine the course of care to take. Acupuncture is based off of normalizing your energy, or Chi, using acupuncture points.  So what exactly is dry needling?

Dry needling has been utilized in musculoskeletal rehabilitation for over thirty years now. This technique is effective, minimally invasive, proven, and extremely safe. Simply stated, the needle itself acts to physically disrupt the tension and pressure within the involved tissue. It unlocks the tissue, thereby encouraging said tissue to return to a more normal and improved level of function. The improved level of function within the tissue includes biomechanical, neurological, and chemical components. Muscle tone and myofascial tissue tension is reset so that the effectiveness of adjustments and functional rehabilitation are enhanced.

What are the Benefits?

Chronic conditions:< Range of motion restored Break down of scar tissue. Healthy connective tissue formation leading to a return of flexibility. Enhanced blood flow. Reduction of Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndromes New (acute) conditions:

Reduction of inflammation.
Soft tissue injuries due to whiplash are effectively managed.
Spasms reduced or stopped.
Healing encouraged at the tissue level.
Pain reduction.
Prevention of scar tissue formation.

Ultimately, time is saved in regard to the healing process.