Dry Needling in Erie CO

Chiropractic Erie CO Dry Needling

If you've been dealing with musculoskeletal pain or discomfort, you may have come across the term "dry needling" in your pursuit of relief. Dry needling is a technique that is gaining popularity in the field of pain management and strengthening. In essence, it's a procedure that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific areas of muscle tissue, aiming to alleviate pain, modulate nervous system signaling, and improve muscle function. Contact our Erie CO chiropractic clinic today to learn more.

What Is Dry Needling

The Basics of Dry Needling: Dry needling involves the insertion of thin, solid needles (similar to acupuncture needles) into muscle knots or trigger points. These knots are tight bands within muscles that can cause pain, reduced flexibility, and impaired muscle function. The insertion of the needle stimulates the trigger point, helping to release tension and promote relaxation of the muscle.

How It Works In Erie CO

The insertion of the needle initiates a therapeutic response, causing a twitch response in the muscle, which helps in releasing knots and tightness. This twitch response improves blood flow to the area, reducing inflammation and promoting healing. Dry needling is believed to stimulate the body's natural healing process, encouraging the body to release its natural painkillers and anti-inflammatory chemicals.

Pain Relief and Improved Functionality

The ultimate goal of dry needling is to provide pain relief and improve muscle function. By releasing muscle knots and reducing tension, patients often experience decreased pain and improved flexibility and range of motion. Electrical stimulation can be combined with the needle to also modulate nervous system signals and decrease pain levels.

Safety & Considerations

Dry needling is considered safe when performed by a skilled and trained practitioner. The needles used are extremely thin, minimizing discomfort during the procedure. You may experience mild soreness after the session, which typically subsides within a day.

Dry needling is a valuable tool in the hands of a trained practitioner, helping patients find relief from musculoskeletal pain and enhance their overall quality of life. Contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Alyssa today!


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Erie, CO 80516

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