Clover Bottom, MO

Clover Bottom, MO

Dry Needling Greater Clover Bottom, MO. It’s hard to describe how devastating it can be when pain and lack of motion in our bodies keep us from the activities we love, or even make daily tasks like reaching for something on the top shelf challenging or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Clover Bottom, MO, we are constantly looking for new and evidence-backed treatments to help Clover Bottom, 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 alleviates pain, softens stiffness, and restores mobility. We tailor all of our physical therapy services specifically to each client, their ailment, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Clover Bottom, MO online or reach out to the location closest to 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 customized care you will be sprinting down the court, jogging through the park, or just painlessly going through daily life sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | Clover Bottom, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to puncture the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to reduce frequent pain, boost range of motion and return you to normal function and the active lifestyle you desire. Physical therapists often use it as part of a broader physical therapy plan along with posture correction, exercises, heat therapy, and more. Dry needling should only ever be performed by medical professionals in Clover Bottom, MO, such as the qualified 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 referred to 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 affordable pain reliever for Clover Bottom, MO residents who are saddled by the increasing cost of medication or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

We’ve also found trigger point dry needling to be effective for Clover Bottom, MO residents with:

If you’ve been disheartened by unsuccessful treatments in the past 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 comprehensive and evidence-backed physical therapy plan with Axes.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Clover Bottom, 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 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 tensed or stressed muscles or tissue that restrict the flow of blood to that muscle. That means the affected area is not able to heal properly. By lightly stabbing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Clover Bottom, MO helps induce an intuitive bodily reaction; the micro-tears influence the body to start the healing process and promote the flow of blood and critical nutrients into the area. In addition, the needles will prompt 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 Clover Bottom, MO

Is Dry Needling Painful?

The needles used in dry needling are eight times thinner than needles typically used at hospitals and doctors’ appointments for injections or blood samples, so many of our Clover Bottom, MO patients don’t even sense them until they get deeper into the muscle. You may feel some light discomfort from the twitch response, but it is incredibly brief and indicates that your body is initiating the desired response. You may feel some soreness in the pierced muscle or tissue 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 nothing to worry about. team in Clover Bottom, MO is made up of skilled professionals with a extensive understanding of the human body.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Absolutely, especially when combined with other pain management and mobility techniques. At Axes, our Clover Bottom, MO physical therapists only recommend treatments that have been proven to work through extensive medical and academic studies. 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 personalized to your needs. Some piercings will be largely superficial and the needles will be consistently moved and changed out. Other times, the needles will stay in for a few minutes and go to the core of the muscle, as often dry needling is the most effective way to manipulate tissue deep within the muscles. All Axes physical therapy regiments are unique, just like our patients.

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 personalize your experience to you to get you the best outcome possible and safely return you to the activities that matter most to you.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Clover Bottom, MO clients can feel the process working right away, while others will need two or three sessions. Rest assured, all of our patients eventually see improvements.

Are Dry Needling and Acupuncture the Same?

Only in that they use similar needles. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, invented thousands of years ago, that seeks to align a person’s “life force.” Dry needling is based on Western medicine and has only become popular in the last couple 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 should have access to the effective and evidence-backed physical therapy they need to live without pain and get back to living the life they want. If it’s most convenient for you, we can contact your insurance company and investigate how much coverage you can receive.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Clover Bottom, 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 Clover Bottom, MO work with you as a team to design a personalized treatment plan that research and experience tells us is effective. We’ve devoted our practice to getting the best results for our clients and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that hitting a home run on your local softball team, taking a morning job, or bending down and picking up your grandkids without feeling any pain. Contact a professional Clover Bottom, MO physical therapist online or call the location closest to you.

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Services Offered
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  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFR)

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Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
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Front Office
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Clinic Director, MPT

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