If you are one of those people who carry tension in their back, you’ve no doubt experienced knots back there. Sometimes these knots are incredibly tight and stubborn. They can become so spasmed that it can be difficult to find any kind of pain relief.
Acupuncture and dry needling are two techniques that we use here at The Complete Wellness Center of Orange City to release muscles from spasm. This restores function and mobility, decreases tension and pain, and improves oxygen and blood flow in the body; this allows the body to start to heal itself and for you to finally enjoy some relief.
How Needling Techniques Provide Chronic Pain Relief
Both acupuncture and dry needling techniques use very small needles to release myofascial trigger points. Trigger points are tight bands of tissue within a muscle. By inserting a needle into these specific points within the tight bands, the therapist can release the build-up of lactic acid that has occurred in the tissue. Once this blockage has been released, proper levels of blood flow and blood oxygen levels are restored to the area. This stimulates the body’s natural healing process, helping those tight bands to loosen and move more freely which reduces pressure or strain on nearby muscles.
Dry Needling And Acupuncture Are Part Of A Bigger Treatment Plan
Rarely do we use dry needling or acupuncture as the sole treatment. They are usually incorporated into a more comprehensive treatment plan aimed at reducing your symptoms and correcting your musculoskeletal complaints. Because of this approach, you don’t have to worry about your practitioner sticking you all over with needles as he/she tries to find a trigger point that needs release. We find the troublesome spot first and then use a needling technique in those areas that are particularly tight and unresponsive to manual therapies.
Visit Wellspring Health For Comprehensive Pain Management And Relief
Dry needling and acupuncture are just two of the tools that Wellspring Health uses to treat our patients’ conditions, ease their pain and discomfort, and speed up their recovery. If you have given up hope of ever being pain free, contact us for an evaluation. It’s possible that acupuncture of dry needling can help get you started on the path to a pain-free life.
Call 386-775-6879 to schedule an appointment or contact our Orange City chiropractor online right now.