Why Dry Needling?
Dry needling is a technique where a needle is inserted into a muscle to help provide blood flow to an area that is lacking it due to injury. Myofascial trigger points commonly known as "knots" can manifest in the belly of a muscle and give you pain and/or symptoms that travel into you arms or legs.
Our Sun Prairie chiropractor has a lot of experience dry needling for tension headaches/neck pain. Commonly the trapezius muscle is the source of this pain and once needled it relaxes. We then follow up with exercise as well to make sure you can maintain the relief on your own.
Our Sun Prairie chiropractor has a lot of experience dry needling for knee pain. Commonly the quadriceps pulls on the knee causing it to track off center. Dry needling can reduce the tension, which stops the pull and relieves your pain. Then we follow up with an exercise to make sure it is tracking correctly.
Our Sun Prairie chiropractor has a lot of experience dry needling for shoulder pain. The rotator cuff can be strained with lifting and then inhibit your overhead ability. Dry needling the muscles can provide blood flow to them so they can heal faster. Then we follow up with strengthening exercises to help the shoulder stabilize when performing overhead lifts.