Campbellton, MO

Campbellton, MO

Dry Needling Greater Campbellton, MO. It’s impossible to describe how it feels when pain and lack of motion in our bodies keep us from the the things we love doing, or even make daily movements like climbing the stairs painful or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Campbellton, MO, we are constantly looking for new and evidence-backed treatments to help Campbellton, 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 an effective, simple, and important part of a more comprehensive treatment plan with us. We tailor all of our physical therapy services specifically to each client, their injury, and the activity level they’re striving to get back to. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Campbellton, MO online or reach out to the location most convenient for you and we will shepherd you away from chronic pain and back to the activities you love. While it might sound to good to be true, with our tailored care you will be sprinting down the court, riding your bike, or just painlessly going through daily life sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | Campbellton, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also referred to as trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to penetrate the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to reduce chronic pain, boost range of motion and return you to feeling like you again. Physical therapists often include it in a broader treatment regiment that can include posture education, exercises, electrical stimulation, and more. Dry needling should only ever be carried out by medical professionals in Campbellton, MO, such as the qualified and experienced physical therapists at Axes.

Dry needling is often used to treat myofascial pain. “Myofacial” is rooted in Greek, with myo meaning muscles and fascia meaning a “flat band,” or the connective tissue inside and surrounding the muscles. Myofascial pain is known as a chronic pain disorder that can affect people until they find proven and effective treatment. In our experience and based on our research, dry needling is a simple and affordable pain reliever for Campbellton, MO residents who are burdened with the increasing price of medication or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

We’ve also found trigger point dry needling to be effective for Campbellton, MO patients with:

If you’ve been vexed by treatments that just aren’t working and are wondering if you’ll ever get back to the activities you love, schedule a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our expert physical and occupational therapists to learn if dry needling can be implemented into a holistic and evidence-backed physical therapy regiment with Axes.

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

Dry needling works 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 sections of damaged over-stretched 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 as it needs to. By gently stabbing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Campbellton, MO helps prompt an instinctive bodily reaction; the micro-tears signal the body to go into healing mode and promote the flow of blood and crucial nutrients into the area. Also, the needles will induce 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, natural pain reliever.

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

Is Dry Needling Painful?

The needles used to penetrate your muscles are eight times thinner than needles typically used at hospitals and doctors’ appointments for injections or blood samples, so many of our Campbellton, MO patients don’t even feel them at first. You may feel some light irritation from the twitch response, but it only lasts for a second and is a signal that dry needling is working. Some patients report some soreness in the affected region for the first day or two, but after that, you should start noticing improvements in pain and mobility, if you haven’t already.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s performed by licensed physical therapists, yes. team in Campbellton, MO is made up of knowledgeable 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 regiment. At Axes, our Campbellton, MO physical therapists only use techniques and practices that have been proven to work through extensive research. Studies have demonstrated that trigger point dry needling effectively reduces pain and improves function.

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 not go very deep and the needles will only stay in for 15-20 seconds. Other times, the needles will stay in for a few minutes and penetrate deep into the muscle, as often dry needling is the easiest way to access harder to reach muscles and tissue. Your entire experience at Axes will be based exclusively on what is best for you.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

Again, that depends on you. Some patients see significant improvement after one session, while others need five or six sessions to get the full benefit. We’ll tailor your experience to you to get you the best outcome possible and efficiently return you to the activities that you love most.

How Quickly Will I See Improvements With Dry Needling?

Some Campbellton, MO patients express immediate relief, while others may have to wait a day, or may not feel the benefits until their second session.

Isn’t Dry Needling Just the Same as Acupuncture?

This is a common misconception, but no. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical practice that aims to balance a patient’s “chi,” or vital life force. Dry needling is based on Western medicine and has only been widely used in the last several 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 the active lifestyle they’re accustomed to. If it’s easiest for you, we can contact your insurance company and see if dry needling is covered.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Campbellton, 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 licensed and skilled physical and occupational in Campbellton, MO work with you as a team to implement 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 be sliding into home plate, taking a morning job, 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 professional Campbellton, MO physical therapist online or call the location nearest you.

Services Offered

Services Offered
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    • Acute Injury Management
    • Chronic Injury Management
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
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  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
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  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Video Motion Analysis
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

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Brittany Stapp
Front Office Supervisor
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Mike Faris
Clinic Director, PT, CMPT
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Front Office


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