Keeping Austin Active and Pain-Free with Dry Needling
Dry needling, the modern approach to pain! Dry needling is the use of thin filiform needles (acupuncture needles) placed carefully into the muscle belly to release a trigger point. Usually a “twitch response” is elicited, causing short term soreness; yet patients report of reduced muscle spasms, reduced pain, improved joint mobility and improved athletic performance. Sessions can vary from 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the patient’s need. CC Dry Needling & PT has over 17 years of experience in PT, and treated over 5000 patients (since 2016 when it was recognized in Texas as a PT modality).
TOP 3 PAIN PATTERNS WE TREAT
1. NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN
Let’s face it. Stress and poor posture are the main reasons for trigger points along the neck and shoulders. If you have tried pain creams, chiropractic adjustments, or massages and you still have pain, try dry needling. Most patients feel a big difference after ONE treatment.
2. LOW BACK PAIN
Trigger points along the muscles of the lumbar spine can sometimes refer to different areas of the body and cause common pain syndromes similar sciatica and other nerve impingement patterns. Studies show that the quadratus lumborum, psoas and thoracolumbar muscles develop fascial tightness and need to be released. If you have a true disc herniation, dry needling the muscles supporting your back can help improve your core and back stability.
3. BUTTOCK and LEG PAIN
Repeated poor lower body mechanics fatigues the muscles and it shows up as gluteus medius or glute minimus syndrome. The pain is dull and achy and sometimes even leads to knee pain. When foam rolling and yoga stretches are just not cutting it, try dry needling! Dry needling along the Glut Med, glut min and down the ITBand helps tremendously. It can sound a little scary, but the needles are as thin as a hair. Bleeding does not happen often.
What Other Conditions Can Dry Needling Help?
- Tension headaches
- IT Band syndrome
- Low Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel syndrome
- Pelvic Floor Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shoulder Tendonitis
- Patellar tendonitis
- Tennis Elbow/ Golfers Elbow
Your first visit will include:
- Quick evaluation
- Up to 20 needles inserted along (possibly above and below the affected area)
- Electrical stimulation connected to the needles
- Contract and relax techniques to get the muscle to reset
- Home Exercise Program
What Are The Benefits of Dry Needling?
- Increases blood flow to the muscle with nitric oxide, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide
- Reduces muscle spasm by releasing anti-inflammatory cytokines and
- Facilitates more muscle to fire by balancing the amount of acetylocholine between the nerve and muscle junction
- Improves range of motion by relaxing endogenous muscle guarding
- Acts as a local analgesic (compared to pain pills)
- Desensitizes the central and peripheral nervous system
Still have questions about Dry Needling?
Book a FREE 15 minute consult using the booking app. A physical therapist will call you asap.
What Our Clients Say
“I’ve had chronic back pain for my entire adult life. As a busy mom and a nurse, I’vefound that dry needling therapy has improved my life. Now, within 4 sessions, I can play with my kids and can work without pain.”
“I am a runner, Dry needling has done wonders for me. Ive tried everything, AND this has provided the most relief and improved my performance, I definitely recommend this for all athletes .”
“I injured my shoulder after climbing. When I first came in, I was at about 20%. now I’m at about 80% after 3 treatments. Dry needling works. ”
Brice, Rock Climber
Got trigger points? Relieve muscle tension with dry needling: a modern approach to treating pain!