Argentville, MO

Argentville, MO

Dry Needling Greater Argentville, MO. It’s impossible to describe how it feels when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies keep us from the the things we love doing, or even make daily tasks like reaching for something on the top shelf difficult or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Argentville, MO, we are constantly looking for new and treatments that have been demonstrated through research to help Argentville, MO residents get back to their active lifestyle, or just finally live pain free again. Many of our patients have found that dry needling is a successful, simple, and essential part of their larger treatment plan with us. Our treatment plans are as distinctive as each client, their ailment, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Argentville, MO online or reach out to the location nearest you and we will shepherd you toward true pain relief and freedom of mobility. While it might sound to good to be true, with our tailored care you will be skipping out the door sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | Argentville, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to pierce the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to relieve chronic pain, improve range of motion and return you to the physical lifestyle your used to. Physical therapists often use it as part of a holistic physical therapy plan that can include posture education, stretching, heat therapy, and more. Dry needling should exclusively be performed by healthcare professionals in Argentville, MO, such as the qualified and skilled physical and occupational therapists at Axes.

Dry needling is often used to treat myofascial pain. The root myo refers to your muscles, while fascia refers to the connective tissue between the muscles. Myofascial pain is considered a chronic pain condition that can affect people until they find proven and successful treatment. We’ve found that dry needling is a safe and affordable alternative for Argentville, MO residents who are burdened with the increasing cost of prescription meds or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

Trigger point dry needling is also ideal for Argentville, MO patients with:

If you’ve been disheartened by ineffective treatments in the past and are wondering if you’ll ever get back to the activities you love, make an appointment for a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our experienced physical and occupational therapists to see if dry needling can be implemented into a comprehensive and proven physical therapy plan with Axes.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Argentville, MO Physical Therapy

With dry needling, we treat patients by attacking trigger points in the body that are the root cause of your pain and lack of mobility. The trigger point can either affect a localized area or affect an entire joint or muscle group. Trigger points are sections of inflamed tensed or strained muscles or tissue that inhibit the flow of blood to that muscle. That means the affected area is not able to heal properly. By softly puncturing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Argentville, MO helps induce an intuitive response in your nervous system; the micro-tears tell the body to start the healing process and return blood flow, oxygen, and crucial nutrients into the area. When the tissue is pierced, the needles will prompt a “twitch” response by initiating a nerve pathway that can change the biochemical makeup of the trigger point. That causes the brain to release endorphins, which naturally reduces pain and even improves happiness.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Trigger Point Dry Needling in Argentville, MO

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

The needles that physical therapists use in dry needling are eight times thinner than needles used for injections, so many of our Argentville, MO patients don’t even feel them pierce the skin. some patients report mild irritation once the nerve pathways have been activated, but it is incredibly brief and is a signal that dry needling is working. Some patients report some dull aches in the affected region for the first day or two, but after that, you should start noticing improvements in pain and mobility, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s conducted by licensed physical therapists, there is absolutely no risk. team in Argentville, MO is made up of skilled professionals with a thorough understanding of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Absolutely, especially when combined with other pain management and mobility techniques. At Axes, our Argentville, MO physical therapists only recommend treatments that have been proven to work through extensive research. Studies show the benefits trigger point dry needling can have for people with injuries or chronic pain.

How Long Do The Needles Stay in For? How Deep They Go?

The specific dry needling techniques we use will be tailored to your needs. Some piercings will be largely superficial and the needles will be consistently moved and changed out. Other times, the needles will remain for a few minutes and penetrate deep into the muscle, as often dry needling is the most effective way to manipulate harder to reach muscles and tissue. All Axes treatment regiments are unique, just like our patients.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

Again, that we will make a personalized recommendation based on your needs. Most patients need anywhere from one to six sessions to fully reduce pain and restore mobility. We’ll tailor your plan to you to get you the maximum benefit and efficiently get you back to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Argentville, MO clients feel immediate relief, while others have to wait a day or two after their first appointment.

Isn’t Dry Needling Just the Same as Acupuncture?

Only in that they use similar needles. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, invented thousands of years ago, that seeks to align a patient’s “chi,” or vital life force. Dry needling is based on Western medicine and has only recently become widely used by physical therapists and other medical professionals.

Will My Insurance Cover Dry Needling?

Insurance plans all vary, so we can’t know until we look at your personal plan. At Axes, we believe everyone deserves the professional, personalized, and proven treatment plans they need to live without pain and get back to living the life they want. If you’d like, we’ll go over your insurance plan and investigate how much coverage you can receive.

Some of the other services we offer in Argentville, MO are:

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Argentville, MO | Axes Physical Therapy

Many of our patients come to us as their last resort because, after all sorts of medication and other treatments, they still just can’t find relief. At Axes, our licensed and knowledgeable physical in Argentville, MO work with you as a team to devise a customized treatment plan that research and experience tells us is effective. We’ve devoted our practice to reducing and eliminating pain, restoring mobility, and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that hitting a home run on your local softball team, dominating your local pickleball league, or just being able to wake up, go to sleep, and in between do what you want to do without feeling any pain. Reach out to a knowledgeable Argentville, MO physical therapist online or call the location nearest you.

Services Offered

Services Offered
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Acute Injury Management
  • Chronic Injury Management
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

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