Avon, MO

Avon, MO

Dry Needling Greater Avon, MO. It’s impossible to describe how devastating it can be when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies is preventing us from participating in the the things we love doing, or even make daily movements like standing up or sitting down painful or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Avon, MO, we are constantly looking for cutting edge and evidence-backed treatments to help Avon, MO residents get back to living pain-free and getting back to what they most love doing. Dry needling has proven to be an indispensable tool for many of our patients that relieves pain, releases tension, and restores mobility. Our treatment plans are as distinctive as each client, the pain or injury that’s affecting them, and the activity level they’re striving to get back to. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Avon, MO online or call the location closest to 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? | Avon, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also referred to as trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to perforate the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to relieve chronic pain, improve range of motion and return you to feeling like you again. Physical therapists often use it to amplify the effects of a holistic treatment regiment that can include posture correction, stretching, heat therapy, and more. Dry needling should only ever be done by medical professionals in Avon, MO, such as the licensed and experienced 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 known as a chronic pain disorder that can affect people for months or even years. In our experience and based on our research, dry needling is a safe and cost-effective option for Avon, MO residents who are burdened with the rising cost of prescription meds or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

We’ve also implemented trigger point dry needling for Avon, MO patients with:

If you’ve been flummoxed by treatments that just aren’t producing positive outcomes and are wondering if you’ll ever get back to the lifestyle and routine you love and had grown accustomed to, make an appointment for a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our licensed physical and occupational therapists to discover if dry needling can be implemented into a holistic and evidence-backed physical therapy regiment with Axes.

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

With dry needling, we treat patients by attacking trigger points in the body that are causing pain and lack of mobility. The pain may either be specific to the trigger point, or radiate out to affect an entire joint or muscle group. Trigger points are segments of inflamed taut or strained muscles or tissue that restrict blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. That means the affected area is not able to heal properly. By gently stabbing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Avon, MO helps induce an intuitive response in your nervous system; the micro-tears signal the body to go into healing mode and promote the flow of blood and critical nutrients into the area. When the tissue is pierced, the needles will prompt a “twitch” response by sending Axons, or nerve fibers, to the affected areathat will make the trigger point less irritable. That tells the brain to release endorphins, the body’s own, homegrown painkiller.

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

Is Dry Needling Painful?

The needles used in dry needling are eight times thinner than needles used for injections, so many of our Avon, MO patients don’t even notice them pierce the skin. some patients report faint irritation once the nerve pathways have been activated, but it lasts for less than two seconds and indicates that your body is initiating the desired response. You may feel some dull aches in the pierced muscle or tissue for the first day or two, but after that, you should start feeling better, if you haven’t already.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s performed by professional physical therapists, yes. team in Avon, MO is made up of knowledgeable professionals with a thorough understanding of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Without a doubt, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive physical therapy regiment. At Axes, our Avon, MO physical therapists only develop plans that have been proven to work through extensive medical and academic studies. Studies show the advantages 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?

That depends on you, how severe the pain is, lack of movement, and the affected muscle area. Some piercings will not go very deep and the needles will only stay in for 15-20 seconds. Other times, the needles will stay in for as many as 15 or 20 minutes and penetrate deep into the muscle, as often dry needling is the easiest way to manipulate tissue deep within the muscles. Your entire experience at Axes will be based exclusively on what is best for you.

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 reap the full benefits. We’ll personalize your experience to you to get you the best outcome possible and safely return you to the activities that you love most.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Avon, MO patients can feel the process working right away, while others may have to wait a day, or may not feel the benefits until their second session.

Are Dry Needling and Acupuncture the Same?

Not really. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical technique that aims to align a person’s “life force.” Dry needling has its roots in Western medicine and has only gained traction in the last two or three decades.

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 improve their quality of life and get back to feeling like themselves. If it’s most convenient for you, we can reach out to your insurance company and investigate how much coverage you can receive.

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

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

Many of our patients come to us after months or even years of pain and mobility issues that just won’t go away, even after extensive treatment. At Axes, our professional and knowledgeable physical in Avon, MO act as part of your team to design a tailored treatment plan that research and experience tells us is effective. We’ve dedicated 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 go about your day without feeling any pain. Reach out to an experienced Avon, MO physical therapist online or call the location closest to you.

Services Offered

Services Offered
  • Physical Therapy
    • Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
    • Acute Injury Management
    • Chronic Injury Management
  • Occupational Therapy
    • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

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