Dry Needling

Chiropractor, Newman, and South Hedland

At Country Chiropractic we ulilitse Dry needling, usually in a longer extended consultation where it is clinically indicated that the patient will benefit from this type of treatment along with a chiropractic adjustment. Consent is attained for this type of treatment to occur along with checking for any contra- indications for this type of treatment.

Dry needling uses a fine, solid filament needle to relieve myofascial (muscle) pain or dysfunction. Dry needles are inserted  into ‘trigger points’ and the treatment may be effective in relieving tension relating to musculoskeletal injuries.

Trigger points are sensitive knotted areas within a muscle, these knots can be painful and often cause pain that affects another part of the body- a referred pain.
The Chiropractor inserts an extremely thin needles through the skin into the trigger point, stimulating the tissue and allowing the brain and body to work together to return the affected area to a more normal function.

Dry needling may also treat:

  • Joint issues
  • Spinal problems
  • Muscle tension
  • Repetitive motion disorders (e.g. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
  • Tendinitis
  • Rotator Cuff injury
  • Migraine/ tension- caused headaches
  • Jaw and mouth problems (e.g. TMD)
  • Whiplash
  • Plus More

Acupuncture Vs Dry Needling

Both acupuncture and dry needling provide relief from pain stemming from injury. Acupuncture is Ancient Chinese Medicine, which involves redirecting the flow of ‘chi’ or energies in order to relieve tension, stress and/or pain. Dry is based on western principles and physiology and should not be confused with Chinese medicine.

If you are unsure if dry needling is suitable for you, please talk to your chiropractor at your next visit or feel free to call the clinic.

Related Practitioners:

Rozenda Ipapo
James Curry
Cara Clews

Related Conditions:

Lower Back Pain
Neck Pain
Headache and Migraine
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