An Overview of Dry Needling
At Advanced Wellness Centre, we take a lot of pride in providing a holistic approach to medical treatment for the residents of Richmond. Lead by Dr. Lowry one of the treatment options our team provides is called dry needling, which is similar to acupuncture. This method is performed by one of our chiropractors, Dr. Lowry. A Dry needling has several benefits that you should keep in mind when you’re considering pain relief treatment.
Using Dry Needling for Pain
You might have heard about a treatment called dry needling but you are still unsure of what exactly this treatment entails. Even though the name of this procedure causes many people to pause for a few seconds, the procedure is actually very safe and causes only minimal discomfort. For millennia, this technique has been around in similar forms and has been used to treat patients that have a variety of musculoskeletal issues.
This procedure is typically performed by a trained medical provider, such as our chiropractor, who has been certified to deliver this procedure in a safe and effective way. Using a thin monofilament, a needle is used to penetrate the skin. This needle is directed at one of many trigger points. These trigger points are known to be associated with a variety of issues including neurological pain, musculoskeletal discomfort, and even movement issues.
When Dr. Lowry discusses “trigger points,” this is a tight band of tissue that has come together to form a knot in the body. This knot can lead to issues with function, range of motion, and can even cause pain. When dry needling is used to penetrate these knots, it causes them to release. This release increases the flow of blood throughout this part of the body, helping you reduce your pain and discomfort, as well as improving your overall health.
Dry Needling can be helpful when Dr. Lowry treats pain in the hip, heels, back, shoulder, and neck. This technique has been researched extensively by academic professionals. It has been found to be safe and effective for a variety of medical issues. For this reason, we use dry needling as part of a holistic approach to treating injuries and illnesses.
Dry Needling in Richmond
If you would like to learn more about dry needling or acupuncture in general, call Advanced Wellness Centre at (804) 673-9355. If you’re in Richmond, make an appointment to visit us as a part of your holistic healthcare routine.