Dry needling is a procedure where thin needles are inserted into the skin to reduce pain and stimulate the body’s natural healing process. It is safe and is used in the treatment of various conditions including back pain and headaches. At ChiroCare, we are proud to provide residents of Fairlawn, Bath, and Copley, OH with dry needling services. Our dry needling chiropractor is highly trained and experienced. When you visit us, our chiropractor will begin by performing a comprehensive examination to determine whether or not dry needling is right for you
Conditions Treated by Dry Needling
Some of the conditions that can be treated using dry needling include:
- Shoulder/back/neck pain
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
Is Dry Needling Painful?
The needles used in dry needling are very thin. You may feel a bit of discomfort but will not experience any significant pain. Mild soreness may persist for up to two days after the procedure, but it will dissipate on its own. Most patients find the procedure painless, and many find it relaxing.
Does Dry Needling Chiropractic Care Cause Any Side Effects
Dry needling can cause some side effects, although they are minor. These include:
- Light bleeding
The Safety of Dry Needling Chiropractic Care
Therapists who perform dry needling undergo intense training, which greatly prevents complications. They also observe hygiene and use disposable sterile needles. The penetrated area is disinfected to avoid infections. The chiropractor will explain the process to you before beginning so you can be aware of what to expect.
Why Is Dry Needling an Effective Technique?
Our chiropractor uses dry needling to activate trigger points, alleviating pain and improving the patient’s range of motion. This procedure effectively reduces muscle tension, relieves pain, and normalizes dysfunctions in various parts of the body. It can also be used together with other manual therapy techniques to promote faster and comprehensive healing.
Chiropractic Care in Fairlawn, Copley, and Bath, OH
Dry needling is an appealing treatment option for many of our patients because it is natural and non-invasive. While prescription medication can effectively mask your pain, it does nothing to address the root cause of your pain. Dry needling will relax your body, improve your circulation, and stimulate your body’s natural healing process. Combining dry needling with traditional chiropractic care will further enhance the benefits of both practices. For more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, call Gillam Chiropractic today at .