Byrnes Mill, MO

Byrnes Mill, MO

Dry Needling Greater Byrnes Mill, MO. It’s impossible to describe how it feels when pain and lack of motion in our bodies won’t allows us to participate in the activities we love, or even make ordinary movements like standing up or sitting down difficult or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Byrnes Mill, MO, we are constantly looking for cutting edge and treatments that have been demonstrated through research to help Byrnes Mill, MO residents get back to their active lifestyle, or just finally live pain free again. Dry needling has proven to be an invaluable tool for many of our patients that eases pain, releases tension, and restores mobility. All of our treatment plans are personalized for each client, their injury, and the activity level they’re striving to get back to. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Byrnes Mill, MO online or call the location closest to you and we will guide you away from chronic pain and back to the activities you love. While it might sound to good to be true, with our customized care you will be leaping for joy sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | Byrnes Mill, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to puncture the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to reduce frequent pain, improve range of motion and return you to the physical lifestyle your used to. Physical therapists often use it to amplify the effects of a comprehensive treatment plan along with posture education, stretching, electrical stimulation, and more. Dry needling should solely be done by medical professionals in Byrnes Mill, MO, such as the licensed and knowledgeable 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 disorder that can significantly limit people in their daily lives for months or even years. In our experience and based on our research, dry needling is a safe and affordable option for Byrnes Mill, MO residents who are saddled by the rising cost of medication or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

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If you’ve been discouraged by treatments that just aren’t producing positive outcomes and are doubting whether or not you’ll ever get back to the activities you love, schedule a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our qualified physical and occupational therapists to discover if dry needling could finally be the solution you’ve been waiting for.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Byrnes Mill, MO Physical Therapy

With dry needling, we treat patients by focusing on specific areas or regions, known as trigger points, that are the root cause of limiting pain. The trigger point can either affect a localized area or affect an entire region of your body. Trigger points are sections of damaged taut or stressed muscles or tissue that restrict the flow of blood to that muscle. That makes recovery more difficult. By gently puncturing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Byrnes Mill, MO helps prompt a natural response in your nervous system; the micro-tears tell the body to go into healing mode and return blood flow, oxygen, and critical nutrients into the area. Also, the needles will induce a “twitch” response by initiating a nerve pathway that can change the biochemical makeup of the trigger point. That that communication to the brain releases endorphins, which naturally reduces pain and even improves happiness.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Trigger Point Dry Needling in Byrnes Mill, MO

Is Dry Needling Painful?

The needles used to penetrate your muscles are eight times thinner than needles used for injections, so many of our Byrnes Mill, MO patients don’t even notice them pierce the skin. You may feel some faint discomfort from the twitch response, but it lasts for less than two seconds and shows that the desired effect is already taking hold. You may feel some soreness in the pierced muscle or tissue for the first day or two, but after that, you should start feeling the beneficial effects, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s conducted by qualified physical therapists, yes. All of our physical therapists in Byrnes Mill, MO are skilled professionals with a thorough grasp of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Absolutely, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive treatment plan. At Axes, our Byrnes Mill, MO physical therapists only use techniques and practices that we know are effective because of our experience and extensive research. Studies have demonstrated 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, your level of pain, lack of movement, and the affected body part. Some piercings will not go very deep and the needles will only stay in for 15-20 seconds. In other cases, the needles will remain for as many as 15 or 20 minutes and will go deeper into the muscle, as often dry needling is the most effective way to access tissue deep within the muscles. All Axes treatment plans 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 reap the full benefits. We’ll customize your experience to you to get you the maximum benefit and safely return you to the activities that you love most.

How Quickly Will I See Improvements With Dry Needling?

Some Byrnes Mill, MO patients get immediate relief, 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 a traditional Chinese medical technique, invented thousands of years ago, that aims to align a patient’s “life force.” Dry needling has its roots in Western medicine and has only reached widespread appeal in the last two or three decades.

Will My Insurance Cover Dry Needling?

That depends on your specific insurance plan. At Axes, we believe everyone should have access to the effective and evidence-backed physical therapy they need to live without pain and get back to the active lifestyle they’re accustomed to. 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 Byrnes Mill, MO are:

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Byrnes Mill, MO | Axes Physical Therapy

We’ve seen so many patients frustrated by an inability to find pain relief or a return to normal function and activity through medication or other treatments. At Axes, our professional and experienced physical in Byrnes Mill, MO act as part of your team to develop a personalized treatment plan with a proven track record of success. We’ve devoted our practice to positive patient outcomes and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that backward kicks on a soccer field, 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. Contact a professional Byrnes Mill, 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

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Lauren Huckstep
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CSCS, Astym Cert.
Annmarie Koenen
Front Office

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