Certified Dry Needling

Dry needling is a therapeutic treatment used by chiropractors to treat myofascial pain.

What is dry needling?

Dr. Chase Horton is certified in Dry Needling through the American Academy of Manipulative Medicine.

Dry needling is mainly used for pain but it’s also an effective way to address mobility impairments resulting from scar tissue and restrictions of the connective tissue that make up your tendons. For myofascial pain, the technique is used to treat a number of areas. The most common trigger points lead to the issues listed below.

Conditions Treated by Dry Needling

Neck Pain
Whiplash Pain
Back Pain
Joint Pain
Muscle Pain

Benefits of Dry Needling with Chiropractic

Lowering Inflammation

You can’t see it or feel it, but inflammation may be causing your pain. Inflammation, which is part of the body’s natural healing system, helps fight injury and infection but it can overstay its welcome in trigger points and joints. Dry needling causes the muscles to gently twitch, which helps push inflammation out of the muscle so that fresh, oxygenated blood can rush in and heal the painful tissue.

Increasing Blood Flow

As mentioned above, dry needling activates a twitch response in muscles and trigger points. As the muscle twitches it pumps in fresh blood, along with the healing components that come with it.

Relieve Pain

Dry needling triggers a release of endorphins in your muscles. Endorphins relieve pain, relax the muscle, and basically make your muscles feel like they are on opioids.
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