Elite Spine and Health Center
Chiropractic & Sports Rehabilitation located in Westchase, Houston, TX & Champion Forest, Spring, TX
Dry needling is a way to instantly release muscle tension and reduce trigger point pain. At Elite Spine and Health Center, highly trained chiropractors Billy Cheong, DC, Kesia Broome, DC, and Elias Madrid, DC offer dry needling and other innovative drug-free treatments in their Houston and Spring, Texas, offices. Book your appointment online or call either office to schedule your dry needling session.
Dry Needling Q & A
What is dry needling?
Dry needling is a therapy that uses very fine needles to relieve pain and tension in your muscles. This type of therapy is an excellent complement to chiropractic adjustments, Graston® Technique manual therapy, and the other types of all-natural treatments available at Elite Spine and Health Center.
What conditions does dry needling treat?
Dry needling can ease many kinds of persistent pain and tension, including:
- Chronic headaches
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer's elbow
- Shin splints
- Plantar fasciitis
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Achilles tendonitis
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Knee pain
- Shoulder pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Post-herpetic neuralgia (pain after shingles)
Many people who experience frustrating pain find that dry needling gives them rapid results, especially when combined with other effective nonsurgical treatments.
How does dry needling work?
During dry needling treatment sessions, the Elite Spine and Health Center team inserts ultra-thin sterile needles into trigger points in your muscles. Trigger points are areas where the muscles tighten, which makes certain areas especially sensitive, sore, and painful.
It's common for trigger points to cause radiating pain, so the discomfort can occur throughout a certain part of your body.
The dry needling essentially releases or deactivates trigger points, forcing them to return to their normal state. This, in turn, alleviates your pain and promotes an improved range of motion.
What does dry needling feel like?
You may feel a little sting or pinch when the needle enters your skin. Muscles may sometimes twitch in response to the needle, which may cause a little pain. The muscles relax quickly, however, and you won't experience pain after that.
In some cases, the team may combine dry needling with e-stim treatment. E-stim increases local blood flow and encourages healing, which can improve your pain relief even more than dry needling alone.
Dry needling also complements other types of treatment, such as chiropractic adjustments, Graston® Technique manual therapy, myofascial release, prescribed exercises, and other innovative, all-natural treatments available at Elite Spine and Health Center.
After your dry needling sessions, you may feel some soreness, but this is a positive sign because it means the muscles have responded to the treatment properly.
Dry needling could be the solution for your chronic pain. To find out more about this treatment option, call the Elite Spine and Health Center in your area or click on the online scheduling link.