Dr. Cynthia Airhart of Crossroads Chiropractic Clinic, serving Victoria, TX, and the general vicinity, provides natural healing and pain relief. One of the treatments we offer is dry needling. This practice is similar in nature to acupuncture and has a range of uses. Let's discuss.
Dry needling is a treatment that uses medical-grade, sterile needles inserted into specific parts of the body. As their name states, these needles don't contain any type of liquid solution injected into you. Instead, they're applied to the trigger points in your muscles.
Benefits of Dry Needling
Our practitioner may recommend dry needling to you if you have muscle pain. The needles work in several ways, such as being able to enhance blood flow to encourage more nutrients to the area. They're also known to reduce inflammation and pain, along with helping with muscle flexibility.
Fortunately, this treatment is all natural and works with your body. It doesn't consist of any medication that could possibly cause side effects or interact with other medications you use. We, however, will ask you medical history questions to ensure the treatment is safe for you. And we would like you to know that the side effects of this treatment are uncommon and usually minor.
Over time, when you opt for dry needling, you may reduce or even eliminate your need for potentially dangerous pain relief medications.
Moreover, since it's safe to use with other chiropractic treatments, it can be your sole treatment at our Victoria, TX, office or may be given along with other treatments.
Acupuncture Vs. Dry Needling
Since acupuncture and dry needling are commonly confused because both use needles, we'd like to take a minute to explain how they differ. For one, dry needling is just for pain, while acupuncture is used for a variety of ailments.
Secondly, dry needling is directly given at the site of your problem, while acupuncture is given at different locations that are said to help with that particular area. For instance, you may receive the needles in your forearms or legs for headaches with acupuncture.
Dry needling is a newer treatment that dates back to the 1940s, while acupuncture has been used for hundreds of years. Even though dry needling is newer, it has undergone extensive studies.
If you have muscle pain, Dr. Airhart of Crossroads Chiropractic Clinic, serving Victoria, TX, and the neighboring communities, can safely administer dry needling to help with your pain. It could be especially beneficial if you're trying to reduce, eliminate, or avoid the need for pain medications and invasive procedures.
Schedule an appointment at our office today by calling 361-579-9325.