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Dry Needling in Denton

Patient and dry needlingDealing with tight or injured muscles that are causing stiffness or pain in your day to day life?

There’s good news-with dry needling therapy, we can encourage your muscles to relax by pinpointing trigger points, stimulating blood flow and eventually helping the area heal itself.

When an injury occurs from repetitive use or acute trauma, inflammation will be produced from the damaged tissues. Your body will also begin guarding by creating tension in surrounding musculature in order to protect and compensate for the injury. This contracture restricts blood flow and oxygen to the muscle tissue.

During your dry needling session, we will use small, solid filament needles. These needles are safely placed into specific areas of the body, releasing the tightness in your muscles by increasing blood flow and turning off pain receptors. Our doctors love this technique because it results in the deepest tissue release and allows for improvements in both pain and movement.

Dry Needling can be used for:

  • Acute Sprain/Strains
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Elbow tendonitis

  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Hip and Glute dysfunction
  • Knee Pain

  • IT band issues
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Helping athletic performance

Patients sometimes report feeling improvements after just one session, though chronic problems will likely take a few visits.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re wondering about dry needling, we invite you to read more about the questions we hear often from patients. Should you find something not answered here, please don’t hesitate to give us a call and ask!

Does dry needling hurt?

You may or may not feel the insertion of the needle-all patients differ. The needles being used to relax your muscles are extremely thin, so you likely won’t feel more than an initial ‘pinch’. The specific needle manipulation is intended to produce a local twitch response that can elicit a very brief (less than a second) painful response some patients describe as a deep ache or cramping sensation.

Who is a candidate for dry needling?

Almost everyone can be a candidate for dry needling! However, if you are uncomfortable with needles, we can utilize other techniques during your care. Needling is NEVER a requirement for treatment at Denton Sports Chiropractic.

What's the difference between dry needling and acupuncture?

Trigger Point Dry Needling is based on Western Medicine and principles specifically for muscular issues, whereas acupuncture is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine. The main similarity is that the same sterile, disposable solid filament needles are used.

Will dry needling cause me to bruise or bleed?

Typically dry needling does not cause any bruising or bleeding. However because every patient is unique, it’s possible that both could occur in small amounts. You don’t have to worry about any excessive bruising or blood loss-if you do bleed, it shouldn’t be any more than a quick droplet that can be wiped away using a sterile alcohol pad.

How long does a session last?

While it depends on your specific injury, typically needles are left inserted for roughly 8-20 minutes.

Learn More Today

We’d love for you to book an appointment with our practice to better understand the benefits of sports chiropractic and dry needling. To get started, contact us today!

Dry Needling Denton TX | (940) 514-1701