Trigger points develop in muscles as a result of overuse or direct trauma. Dry needling is a pain-relieving technique used for trigger points alongside manual therapy and therapeutic exercises to retrain tissue and improve overall flexibility and function. Lori Chin PT, MS at Cumberland Physical Therapy and Rehab inserts several filiform needles into the problem area during the dry needling procedure in Somerset, KY. Filiform needles are fine stainless steel needles that don't inject fluid into the body. Despite the fact that dry needling in Somerset, KY, s a minimally invasive procedure, it treats a wide range of pain conditions in the neck, jaw, shoulder, arm, back, buttocks, and legs. It's even used to treat migraines, and it has a mechanical and neuromuscular effect that creates an environment conducive to healing.
Benefits Of Dry Needling
Dry needling in Somerset, KY, can treat acute or chronic muscular pain in any body region. Lori Chin PT, MS uses dry needling as part of a larger treatment plan that includes exercise, manual therapy, heat therapy, and education. Dry needling creates a micro-lesion within the pathological tissue. When this micro-lesion occurs, it normalizes the inflammatory response and mediates pain centrally. Dry needling accelerates your body's ability to heal by increasing blood flow, reducing inflammation, and relaxing the affected muscles. Dry needling also reduces muscle tension, calms soreness related to tendonitis, and can also alleviate pressure from headaches or migraines. The trigger point technique can also improve range of motion, increase flexibility, and decrease radiating nerve pain.
Dry needling treatments aren't for pregnant women and people who fear needles. If you'd like to inquire about the benefits of dry needling in Somerset, KY, and find out if you're eligible, please call Cumberland Physical Therapy and Rehab at (606) 679-2773. Lori Chin PT, MS can answer any questions or concerns you may have before, during, or after the procedure.