If you carry tension in your back, then you’ve no doubt experienced knots of tight muscles. 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 Wellspring Health in Orange City to release muscles from a state of spasm. This not only restores function and mobility, but also decreases tension and pain, and improves oxygen and blood flow in the body. Contact Wellspring Health today to schedule your free evaluation and acupuncture appointment.

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. The therapist can release the build-up of lactic acid that has occurred in the tissue by inserting a needle into these specific points within the tight bands, 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, which helps those tight bands to loosen and move more freely. This, in turn, reduces pressure or strain on nearby muscles.

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Dry Needling and Acupuncture Work Together

Rarely do we use dry needling or acupuncture as a sole treatment. They are usually incorporated into a more comprehensive treatment plan aimed at reducing your symptoms and correcting your musculoskeletal complaints. Due to this approach, you don’t have to worry about your practitioner sticking you with needles as he or 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.

Find Comprehensive Pain Management and Relief

Dry needling and acupuncture are just two of the tools that we use at Wellspring Health in Orange City 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, then please contact us for an evaluation. Acupuncture and dry needling could be the solution to help you get started on the path to a pain-free life.