Trigger Point Dry Needling Therapy and Treatments

Trigger Point Dry Needling Treatment at Country Roads Physical Therapy

Country Roads Physical Therapy has been providing dry needling services to patients in all our locations since 2012. The Physical Therapy Board of West Virginia issued supportive statements regarding dry needling, allowing it to be practiced in our state. The Cochrane Collaboration, the American Physical Therapy Association, and the Department of Regulatory Affairs each recognize dry needling as an effective treatment. If you are interested in trying dry needling therapy, contact one of our five clinics today. 

What is Trigger Point Dry Needling?

Trigger point dry needling, commonly known as dry needling, works in conjunction with other treatments to help deactivate myofascial trigger points and reduce pain. This procedure is referred to as “dry” because the needles are solid. Commonly confused with acupuncture, dry needling is only for treating specific trigger points in a muscle. Dry needling involves the insertion of a needle into the skin and muscle at the trigger point. The needle is then pulled in and out of the trigger point to deactivate and release it. Sterile needles are used every time, along with the proper protective gear to keep you and your therapist safe. While dry needling is a procedure invasive to the skin, it is mostly painless. Some patients state a small shock feeling or cramping that lasts for a few seconds. Some soreness after the treatment is common. If you are interested in dry needling, check out our brochure to learn more.

What Symptoms Does Trigger Point Dry Needling Treat?

Country Roads Physical Therapy uses dry needling in collaboration with other treatments for ultimate pain relief. This treatment is known to help relieve back and neck pain, tension headaches, migraines and jaw pain, extremity pain, and various other ailments. Dry needling can treat pain where manual therapy fails. Dry needling provides positive biochemical changes, reducing pain and causes twitch responses from the spinal cord. This process breaks the pain cycle, giving you relief from painful injuries and strains. Contact Country Roads Physical Therapy today to see if dry needling is right for you. All Country Roads Physical Therapy clinics in East Fairmont, West Fairmont, Wheeling, Morgantown, and Buckhannon, WV, provide dry needling treatments.

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