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Dry Needling

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Exploring Dry Needling: Advanced Therapeutic Approach

At Chiropractic First, our chiropractors have specialised training in a powerful technique known as “Dry Needling,” or myofascial dry needling. This technique employs sterile, single-use acupuncture needles to target specific muscular trigger points, commonly referred to as “knots” within muscle tissue. These trigger points are often sources of localised pain that sends signals to the central nervous system.

Dry needling works by eliciting a localised twitch response, which is an involuntary spinal cord reflex. When the needles are applied, muscle fibers contract. The needle is then left in place for a few minutes, allowing the trigger point to release. This targeted approach is particularly effective in addressing deep-seated muscle issues or layered muscle structures.

Clinical Applications

Dry needling has a wide range of clinical applications. It is often used to:

  • Alleviate muscle pain and tension
  • Improve muscle function and flexibility
  • Target specific areas of muscular discomfort
  • Enhance overall mobility and reduce pain
  • Complement other chiropractic treatments

Research and Evidence

The effectiveness of dry needling is supported by a growing body of research and clinical studies. These studies have demonstrated its benefits in reducing pain, enhancing muscle function, and improving overall quality of life. As the field of dry needling continues to evolve, it is becoming an integral component of modern healthcare, contributing to our commitment to providing the highest standard of care at Chiropractic First. Your well-being is our top priority, and we are dedicated to offering advanced and evidence-based therapies to enhance your health and vitality.

Learn More

Dry needling is often used in conjunction with other techniques, and not often used in isolation. Application is based upon diagnosis, medical history, individual requirements, risks and patient consent. If you have further questions, please call or email Chiropractic First.

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