Benefits of Dry Needling in Our Fargo Clinic

Today, Fargo Spine Clinic will discuss the benefits of dry needling. Dry needling is often mistaken for acupuncture, but the two are quite different. While both techniques involve inserting small needles into the body to relieve pain and speed healing, acupuncture focuses on energy flow and chi, while dry needling works with the body’s trigger points to treat myofascial pain. You can now enjoy the many benefits of dry needling in Fargo at our chiropractic clinic. Call today to make an appointment.

How Does Dry Needling Work?

As the name implies, no liquid or medication is injected into the body during dry needling. Fine needles are gently inserted into tight or knotted muscles, called “trigger points,” stimulating blood flow. With this improved blood circulation, the body’s chemical balance and neural pathways change and the body beings to heal. As a result, patients experience relief from soreness and tension as the brain starts to communicate differently to the muscles.

Who Can Benefit from Dry Needling?

Dry needling is typically one component of an overall treatment plan, which may include education, manual or heat therapy, exercise and education. Individuals with isolated muscle pain or soreness, scar tissue buildup, or conditions such as overall body fatigue may benefit from dry needling. Dry needling may help athletes experience improved performance and body optimal conditioning, and also help people with busy schedules may feel more energetic. A study published in JOSPT, shows that dry needling improves chronic post-surgical knee pain as well. Dry needling may improve other issues, such as:

  • Tension Headaches and Migraines
  • TMJ and Other Jaw Issues
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Spine Issues, Including Problems with Disks
  • Neck Pain and Whiplash
  • Joint Pain
  • Tendonitis, Plus Golf or Tennis Elbow
  • Night Cramps
  • Phantom Pain
  • Shingles Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Muscle Strains
  • Chronic Post-Surgical Knee Pain

Why Try Dry Needling?

Safe: The risks involved with dry needling are minimal when a trained professional administers the treatment, using sterile equipment. Patients may incur minor side effects that include mild bruising, soreness and limited bleeding at the area of insertion.

Targeted: Dry needling is most successful when it is targeted at specific trigger points. We will work closely with you to determine your exact myofascial dysfunction or other pain issues to ensure the treatment is precise and effective.

Natural and Non-Pharmaceutical: Dry needling harnesses your body’s own healing response. Without the use of chemicals, dry needling targets specific pain areas, while encouraging whole-body healing. Patients often enjoy overall improved wellness from dry needling treatments.

Self-Healing: Dry needling changes how the brain communicates with muscles, encouraging the body to use healthy muscle tissue over weaker or non-functioning tissue.

Fast Relief: Patients often report that dry needling brings quick relief from pain, speedy improvements to mobility and lasting improvement to their overall well-being.

Part of an Overall Healing Plan: Dry needling is most effective when used in conjunction with other forms of treatment, such as exercise and manual therapy, to reduce pain and restore motion.

Call for Information on Dry Needling in Fargo

We have touched on a few of the many benefits of dry needling. Whether you are dealing with chronic pain, acute injury pain, overall fatigue or some other issue, contact our Fargo Spine Clinic to learn if dry needling is right for you. We would be happy to arrange a consultation. Safe, effective and non-pharmaceutical, dry needling is the ideal way to promote self-healing.